Reilly's 'single-tiered health service' plan is the worst possible option for Ireland
This Government's promise to be "the first in the history of the State that is committed to developing a universal, single-tiered health service which guarantees access to medical care on need, not income", is the most vital health reform in Irish history.
Sadly, the model chosen by Minister Reilly – universal health insurance (UHI) based on a 'multi-payer model' – is the worst possible option.
The Programme for Government promised UHI by 2016. The recently published White Paper on Universal Health Insurance outlines the plans to achieve UHI by 2019.