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1,300 a week give up health insurance


Photo: Thinkstock

Photo: Thinkstock

Photo: Thinkstock

MORE than 1,300 people a week are giving up private health insurance, new official figures show. Some 16,000 consumers opted out of private health cover in the three months to June, according to the Health Insurance Authority. In the year up to June, 61,000 people stopped paying for private medical cover. VHI continues to be the dominant player with 57pc of subscribers, but it also has 90pc of the over-80s.

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Irish Independent