Tuesday 25 September 2018

BUPA's move is bad news for health and wealth of the nation

Claire Finn and Colm Harmon

THE impact of BUPA's decision on the evolving health market here is now a critical issue for debate.

Although the Irish health care system offers a tax financed universal entitlement to public care over half the Irish population have private health insurance and the proportion of the population going private continues to grow.

Crucially this growth is evident despite significant and sustained increases in premia.

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