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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