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# Universal health insurance

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This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'
Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.
If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?
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?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.
Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?
The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.
Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola'
Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.
Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar
The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.
Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...
Over 70s will be happy with this one.
These are the 5 big problems doctors have with ReillyCare
The UHI model is based on a Dutch scheme, with even the government conceding it is an ambitious plan.
Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM
The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.
Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine
It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?
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Everything happening in Leinster House today.
Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers
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
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?
Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.
'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative
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.
Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system
Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.
Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks
The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.
Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'
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.
Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers "in the dark" on UHI
Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.
Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk
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
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.
Column: A national debate is needed on healthcare reform
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.
Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare
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.
Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance
Less than half of the Irish population now have private health insurance cover, the Minister confirmed in the Dáil last week.
Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover
New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.
Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal
The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.