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Private Healthcare: Crisis spreads to private healthcare

Independent hospitals and private health insurers see themselves in peril from premium hikes, levies and government policies, writes Margaret O'Brien.

12th October, 2013
Liam Sloyan, chief executive of the Health Insurance Association.

While our public health system has been in crisis for years, that crisis is now extended to independent hospitals and private health insurers.

According to a recent report by economist Colm McCarthy, commissioned by Aviva Healthcare: ''The fall off in younger members coupled with the proposed public bed re-designation could push health insurance premiums up by as much as 20-25 per cent.''

This is on top of premium increases since 2007, which, according to...

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