Friday 9 December 2016

Healthcare must be for everyone

Published 11/01/2011 | 05:00

Surely the letter writers (Irish Independent, January 10) calling for us to "make a stand" against VHI increases have got the wrong end of the stick. The problems we are experiencing in healthcare are all down to the policy of the incumbent minister, when she's not lounging in luxurious five-star hotels in exotic places, that is.

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The breakdown in healthcare provision was predictable as Mary Harney insisted on foisting the failed two-tier US system on the country.

Profit, and not patient care, has become the core guiding principle. That system finally ran into the buffers in the US but not before the horrendous situation arose whereby 50 million citizens found themselves with no access at all to healthcare.

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