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How will VHI move affect you?

The government has signalled a major shake-up of the health insurance market. Personal Finance Correspondent Emma Kennedy assesses the impact on consumers

29th May, 2010

It is more than 15 years since the health insurance market was liberalised, opening the door for challengers to VHI’s dominant position in the market.

Since then, there has been new competition, but the state-controlled health insurer still has the majority of the 2.2million or so people in Ireland with health insurance.

Last week, the government announced plans to shake up the health insurance market, with a new risk equalisation scheme and the eventual...

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