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#Universal health insurance

# universal-health-insurance - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

Jan 11th 2016, 6:10 AM 26,495 Views 32 Comments

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'
# UHI
# UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Nov 18th 2015, 1:29 PM 18,759 Views 117 Comments

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?
# UHI
# UHI

If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?

Nov 17th 2015, 8:44 PM 13,041 Views 66 Comments

The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.

Is this the death of universal health insurance?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Is this the death of universal health insurance?

Nov 17th 2015, 12:07 PM 21,352 Views 30 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
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# Thatcherite

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Nov 6th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,910 Views 145 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

Jun 17th 2015, 2:31 PM 14,699 Views 39 Comments

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

Apr 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 17,456 Views 119 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola'
# Reform To Realism
# Reform To Realism

Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola'

Aug 6th 2014, 10:53 AM 8,218 Views 19 Comments

Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar

Aug 5th 2014, 8:11 AM 13,598 Views 41 Comments

The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...
# Priorities
# Priorities

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...

Jul 9th 2014, 8:05 PM 21,780 Views 38 Comments

Over 70s will be happy with this one.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 26 April, 2014

These are the 5 big problems doctors have with ReillyCare
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

These are the 5 big problems doctors have with ReillyCare

Apr 26th 2014, 7:15 PM 19,277 Views 88 Comments

The UHI model is based on a Dutch scheme, with even the government conceding it is an ambitious plan.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM
# Doctor Doctor
# Doctor Doctor

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

Apr 25th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,062 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine
# Committees
# Committees

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine

Apr 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,944 Views 17 Comments

It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Apr 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,760 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:20 PM 10,750 Views 35 Comments

The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:50 PM 5,563 Views 10 Comments

The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?
# ReillyCare
# ReillyCare

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:19 PM 20,287 Views 87 Comments

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:30 PM 10,063 Views 74 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 28 February, 2014

Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system

Feb 28th 2014, 8:22 PM 8,280 Views 34 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 21 February, 2014

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

Feb 21st 2014, 12:01 PM 9,054 Views 78 Comments

The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'

Feb 19th 2014, 10:20 AM 4,179 Views 8 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.

# universal-health-insurance - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers "in the dark" on UHI
# Illuminated
# Illuminated

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers "in the dark" on UHI

Feb 16th 2014, 2:20 PM 6,537 Views 18 Comments

Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk
# Expenditure
# Expenditure

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

Feb 15th 2014, 3:35 PM 9,134 Views 57 Comments

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly
# Absolutely Normal
# Absolutely Normal

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly

Feb 15th 2014, 2:00 PM 6,917 Views 19 Comments

Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Column: A national debate is needed on healthcare reform
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A national debate is needed on healthcare reform

Apr 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 17 Views 43 Comments

We need to talk about which model of Universal Health Insurance will deliver the best healthcare outcomes while making the most best use of limited resources, writes Patrick Nulty.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare

Nov 15th 2012, 8:15 PM 6,682 Views 24 Comments

Amnesty Ireland’s petition calls for the provision of equal access to healthcare based on the needs of the patient rather than their ability to pay.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance

May 15th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,039 Views 13 Comments

Less than half of the Irish population now have private health insurance cover, the Minister confirmed in the Dáil last week.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover

Feb 29th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,469 Views 10 Comments

New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 24 February, 2012

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal
# Health
# Health

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

Feb 24th 2012, 5:38 PM 3,971 Views 47 Comments

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.