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Why giving up health insurance may prove costly in the long run

Charlie Weston


 

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Measures: Health Minister Simon Harris has headed up the Government’s response to the pandemic. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Measures: Health Minister Simon Harris has headed up the Government’s response to the pandemic. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Measures: Health Minister Simon Harris has headed up the Government’s response to the pandemic. Photo: Gerry Mooney

The takeover of private hospitals and clinics by the State during the pandemic has made many people ask why they should not ditch their health insurance.

Granting control of 19 private hospitals to the HSE to deal with the Covid-19 crisis means many treatments which would normally be billed to health insurers are not taking place.


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