Reilly rejects calls for talks on bed charges

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, has rejected calls from the chief executive of Aviva to allow health insurers and hospitals to directly negotiate the cost of beds.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
31st March, 2012

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, has rejected calls from the chief executive of Aviva to allow health insurers and hospitals to directly negotiate the cost of beds.

Aviva chief executive Seán Egan said changes in how bed charges were set would improve the affordability of health insurance premiums. He said the current approach - where the minister sets bed charges - was a contributory factor to rising premiums.

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