Your Money: Reilly walks the tightrope

The Department of Health has long been considered the poison chalice of ministries.

15th June, 2014
James Reilly, Minister of Health: under pressure. Picture: Jason Clarke

The Department of Health has long been considered the poison chalice of ministries, and given the raft of challenges faced by the current minister, James Reilly, it's no surprise.

Aside from ongoing concerns over access to care, waiting lists and so on, Reilly's department is still dealing with controversy over the medical card system and has a crisis in the health insurance market on its hands. Couple that with budgetary pressures and policy decisions on...

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