Thursday 22 June 2017

Jim Dowdall: Let's encourage healthier lifestyles with lower insurance costs

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

Jim Dowdall

What comes to mind when you think of the health of the Irish nation? Comments like "long waiting lists", "hospital trolleys", "A&E crisis", "poor experience" and "health budget overruns" generally pop into your head. Imagine if this wasn't the case and that Ireland was instead rated as a nation with a health system that provided a quality of care that we are all satisfied with.

Unfortunately, we have a long way to go for that to be a reality.

It's positive that people are living longer than ever before as healthier lifestyles, new drugs and advancements in medical science improve survival rates.

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