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From TheJournal.ie This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair? Health Insurance

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.

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

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

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

From TheJournal.ie If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen? UHI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power State Of The Nation

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola' Reform To Realism

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.

From TheJournal.ie Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar Slow Down

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment Doctors

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment

IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

From TheJournal.ie 'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors Leaders' Questions

'Appalling indignity': Government to revisit opening State redress scheme to Bethany Home survivors

Mary Lou McDonald said that the coalition has to date “flatly and coldly refused the Bethany survivors the dignity of recognition”.

From TheJournal.ie How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you? ReillyCare This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published ReillyCare

Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published

The Taoiseach says the plan is a delivery on a promise of change.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday New Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system 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.

From TheJournal.ie Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks Universal Health Insurance

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties' Universal Health Insurance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk Expenditure

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.”