Martina Devlin: Peace of mind from health cover comes with forbidding price tag
Should I pay my health insurance or repair the car? Bills for both arrived at the same time, each one for more than €1,000 -- a hefty increase on last year. So, which did I need most, medical cover or wheels?
That was the dilemma I weighed up recently, a variation on predicaments repeated in households nationwide. Should people replace their fridge or meet the creche fees? Pay for the gas or the phone? Is that a leaky roof or was there always a dark patch on the ceiling?
I did the bare minimum on the car to get it through the NCT, before considering my health. How hale and hearty was I feeling? Not bad. How flush was I feeling? Not very.