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Insurers consider private hospital only policies in response to budget

Health insurers are actively examining the introduction of private hospital-only insurance policies in response to recent announcements in the budget. VHI Healthcare, Quinn Healthcare and Aviva co

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
18th December, 2011

Health insurers are actively examining the introduction of private hospital-only insurance policies in response to recent announcements in the budget.

VHI Healthcare, Quinn Healthcare and Aviva confirmed they had begun to look at private hospital-only policies, a move that would have significant repercussions for the healthcare sector.

At present, only 20 per cent of beds in public hospitals are deemed private or semi-private and therefore chargeable. The Minister for Health, James Reilly, has proposed ending...

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