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Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?
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Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,039 Views 36 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy looks at the impact private insurance has had on our the whole system and asks if it is a help or a hindrance.

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals
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People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,574 Views 76 Comments

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'
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Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:31 PM 20,561 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card
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Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Mar 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,983 Views 94 Comments

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'
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How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 21,125 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
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Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,480 Views 1 Comment

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

Poll: Do you have health insurance?
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Poll: Do you have health insurance?

May 20th 2018, 12:52 PM 35,398 Views 82 Comments

About 100,000 people have taken out health insurance in recent years to beat ‘age loadings’.

Column: 'Those who beat the health insurance penalty deadline are at risk of overpaying'
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Column: 'Those who beat the health insurance penalty deadline are at risk of overpaying'

May 20th 2018, 8:45 AM 51,544 Views 29 Comments

Health insurance is expensive enough so don’t pay any more than you have to, writes Dermot Goode.

VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5%
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VHI is bringing its prices down by an average of 5.5%

Jan 18th 2018, 6:33 PM 15,577 Views 18 Comments

The reductions kick in on 1 March.

Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised
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Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised

Nov 14th 2017, 7:21 PM 22,293 Views 22 Comments

The approval of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 today will result in better value for those who have private health insurance.

VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans
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VHI set to cut the price of health insurance on 26 of its plans

Oct 4th 2017, 8:22 AM 19,354 Views 13 Comments

The changes are to take effect from 1 November.

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures
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'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Sep 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 37,789 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

Poll: Do you have health insurance?
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Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Jun 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 30,984 Views 52 Comments

Older people often pay more as they’re less likely to shop around.

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'
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Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

Jun 12th 2017, 9:21 AM 13,954 Views 10 Comments

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'
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'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

May 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 1,030 Views 36 Comments

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital
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Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Apr 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 136,808 Views 92 Comments

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

Got health insurance? The cost is likely to be increasing from April
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Got health insurance? The cost is likely to be increasing from April

Nov 11th 2016, 3:16 PM 15,441 Views 80 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has asked insurance companies not to pass on the increased cost to customers.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?

Sep 9th 2016, 5:02 PM 50,856 Views 23 Comments

We’re going to put you to the test.

Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money?
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Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money?

Apr 26th 2016, 10:19 AM 45,355 Views 154 Comments

Around 46% of the Irish population have private health insurance.

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

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

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up
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Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up

Jul 25th 2015, 2:36 PM 15,295 Views 40 Comments

Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don't hold your breath
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Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don't hold your breath

Jun 18th 2015, 4:55 PM 7,998 Views 24 Comments

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?
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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.

Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes
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Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes

Apr 29th 2015, 4:19 PM 68,306 Views 140 Comments

The LCR deadline is midnight tomorrow – and providers have been reporting a rush to the phones as people sign up

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague
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People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Apr 24th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,205 Views 96 Comments

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

Are new health insurance rules 'insane'? Here's what we learned today...
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Are new health insurance rules 'insane'? Here's what we learned today...

Mar 18th 2015, 3:57 PM 28,211 Views 94 Comments

The head of the private health insurance regulator made some alarming comments this morning.

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Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

Feb 25th 2015, 11:59 PM 16,354 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has called on the government to call a halt to insurance companies introducing such services.

Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn?
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Poll: Do you have health insurance ... or did you ditch it after the downturn?

Jan 21st 2015, 8:42 AM 16,017 Views 62 Comments

The issue’s back in the news today. But how much do you know about your health insurance policy?

'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance'
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'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance'

Dec 30th 2014, 10:49 AM 41,155 Views 73 Comments

Bridget Glynn has shared her family’s story in the hope it will help others.

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
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Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,773 Views 13 Comments

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again)
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Allianz is creating dozens of jobs in Dublin (again)

Dec 10th 2014, 2:13 PM 8,797 Views 10 Comments

The health insurer has announced 100 new positions at its Dublin offices.

Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers
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Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers

Nov 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,189 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help
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Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here's how Leo Varadkar wants to help

Nov 5th 2014, 4:50 PM 21,784 Views 54 Comments

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?
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What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?

Sep 8th 2014, 11:38 AM 11,792 Views 41 Comments

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies
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Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies

Jul 8th 2014, 7:52 AM 13,182 Views 50 Comments

The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays
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More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

Jun 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 20,282 Views 27 Comments

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can't rule out premium increases
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Vhi announces after-tax surplus of €65 million, but can't rule out premium increases

Jun 17th 2014, 9:53 AM 3,970 Views 22 Comments

The company also announced that it had finalised a reinsurance deal with Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers
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Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Jun 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,693 Views 0 Comments

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers
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'Like a fella kicking his wife': Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

Jun 4th 2014, 5:38 PM 23,858 Views 117 Comments

The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.

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