Government health insurance plan will shut out 1.9 million

As many as 1.9 million people are at risk of being permanently frozen out of health insurance, thanks to the government's new lifetime community rating system, insurance industry experts have warned.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
13th July, 2014

As many as 1.9 million people are at risk of being permanently frozen out of health insurance, thanks to the government's new lifetime community rating system, insurance industry experts have warned.

The government's plans - which are designed to bring young policy holders back into the market, rebalancing the demographic skew - would see a 2 per cent annual loading on top of the price of health insurance for anyone who takes out a policy for...

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