Labour outlines its grand plan for healthcare

Labour’s plans for a universal health insurance scheme are based on hospital ‘boards’ which would run independently of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

15th January, 2011

Labour’s plans for a universal health insurance scheme are based on hospital ‘boards’ which would run independently of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Such a scheme would include financial incentives for the hospitals to extend service provision and use medical equipment more efficiently.

The scheme is broadly similar to Fine Gael’s plan for universal healthcare, which involves independent hospital ‘trusts’. However, unlike Fine Gael, Labour would not dismantle the HSE, but...

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