Monday 26 June 2017

Leo spends his political capital on health policy

Varadkar is combining the mind of a doctor with the instincts of a politician, writes 
Fionnan Sheahan

State Of Health: Leo Varadkar is not afraid to speak his mind — but his outspoken nature means he has at time rubbed up fellow ministers the wrong way. Photo: Gerry Mooney
State Of Health: Leo Varadkar is not afraid to speak his mind — but his outspoken nature means he has at time rubbed up fellow ministers the wrong way. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Assess, act, explain.

Leo Varadkar is said by associates to be putting the basics of his practical medical training to good use in his new role. The Health Minister may have the mind of a doctor, but he has instincts of a politician - unlike his predecessor.

The style with which he parked the rollout of Universal Health Insurance this week is in keeping with his approach.

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