VHI hikes signal health sector crisis

The current system of health insurance is breaking down.

8th January, 2011

The current system of health insurance is breaking down. Slowly but surely, since the Supreme Court ruled out the old risk equalisation scheme in 2008, the cracks have widened.

The VHI’s decision to increase prices in away directly aimed at older customers is a clear signal of this.

The system of community rating - that you pay the same price no matter what your age - is under threat.

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