Friday April 3, 2020

The slow, lingering death of private health insurance

Jim Dowdall argues that the government's about-turn on its promise not to increase the health insurance levy on customers with lower levels of cover will drive people away.

13th January, 2013
'The occupants of Hawkins House must realise we are not in a Celtic tiger environment'.

Government policy for health insurance in Ireland is teetering on the brink of a crisis, and it is time that the officials in the Department of Health observed the maxim of former British chancellor Denis Healey about deep holes and shovels.

Private health insurance customers are facing an affordability crisis, driven by a flawed policy. Far from changing course and reflecting the reality of post-Celtic tiger Ireland, government officials continue with an ineffective and blinkered...

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