Harney to begin health insurance shake-up

Significant reforms of the health insurance market are expected after Minister for Health Mary Harney received the Barrington Group’s report yesterday.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
31st March, 2007

Significant reforms of the health insurance market are expected after Minister for Health Mary Harney received the Barrington Group’s report yesterday.

Harney intends to bring the recommendations in the report, which proposes a major shake-up of the market, to cabinet later this month.

A senior source at the Department of Health said recent reports from the Competition Authority and Health Insurance Authority (HIA) will also be considered by Harney. The source said Harney...

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