Insurance market upheaval imminent after the VHI’s move

As if the government which will take power after the next election didn’t have enough on its plate, it now faces one more headache – a mess in the health insurance market.

8th January, 2011

As if the government which will take power after the next election didn’t have enough on its plate, it now faces one more headache – a mess in the health insurance market.

Since the Supreme Court ruled against the old risk equalisation scheme, it has been clear that the principle of community rating – that people pay the same, no matter what their age – is under threat.

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