Optimism dashed as premium price hikes back to haunt us
For a while, the news on health insurance for consumers was good. The numbers taking out cover has been growing for the first time in three years.
We saw a surge of 74,000 buying plans in April alone.
This was put down to new rules that came in at the start of this month, known as life-time community rating. If you are over 35 and you take out health insurance for the first time from this month on, you will be penalised.