Budget bailouts a recurring event for health sector - budgetary advisor
Parliamentary Budgetary Office report summarises the extraordinary growth in health spending over the last eight years
Bailouts of the health budget have become an annual occurrence, while this year’s health spending looks like it will exceed its budget again, according to a new paper from the Parliamentary Budgetary Office (PBO).
The PBO is a key source of financial and budgetary intelligence for Oireachtas. Its latest report found that record growth in health spending over recent years is being driven by pay, medicines, fees associated with demand-led schemes, and capital costs to ...