Health cover soon only for the wealthy
Thousands of letters have been going out this week to householders asking them to sign up for another year with their health insurer.
The December-January period is a key time for health insurance renewals. Many families may decide not to renew.
A sixth tough Budget, which is expected to suck up to €1,000 from a typical middle-income family, and never-ending rises in health premiums are making medical cover unaffordable.