Tuesday 6 December 2016

We need to take stand over VHI increases

Published 10/01/2011 | 05:00

The people of Ireland have been left feeling powerless with regard to job losses, cuts to their salaries, imposed levies, bailing out the banks, and so on. We're a broke nation and yet here's the VHI set to impose another increase in its health premiums to add to our misery.

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I'd like to propose a solution to the VHI's disgraceful behaviour. If every VHI member in the country cancelled their membership, the VHI would have to think again. While there is nothing we can do about our reduced salaries and bank bailouts, let's make a stand where we can and show the VHI that this is one step too far.

There are other insurance companies in this country -- maybe they could also step up to the mark and show their willingness to offer their services at a better cost when people need an alternative.

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