VHI warns of 50% premium hike following Budget announcement

Health insurer Vhi Healthcare has warned that consumers could be in line for premium increases of at least 50 per cent, following the government's budgetary decision to increase bed charges in public hospitals.

5th December, 2011
VHI warns of 50% premium hike following Budget announcement
Declan Moran, CEO, VHI

As first reported in The Sunday Business Post yesterday Health insurer Vhi Healthcare has warned that consumers could be in line for premium increases of at least 50 per cent, following the government's budgetary decision to increase bed charges in public hospitals.

The government has signalled that there will be a further increase in the charges for private beds in public hospitals. Vhi has warned that the change would double what it pays for customers attending...

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