Friday 20 April 2018

Fearful voters appreciate honesty

Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Collins
Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Collins

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar hit the airwaves yesterday after writing, in the Irish Independent, that plans to introduce a universal health insurance scheme by 2019 are too ambitious.

That Government plans to force everybody to have a health insurance policy cannot be delivered by the 2019 target is not itself a surprise.

It was wholly apparent last April, when then Health Minister James Reilly published the White Paper on Universal Health Insurance (UHI), that such seismic changes to our health system could not even begin during the lifetime of this government.

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