Wednesday 21 February 2018

Huge bills will drag VHI under

Madam -- My wife and I have received invoices for our six-monthly VHI cover in the sum of €811.64 each, or €3,246.56 for both of us per year. Two years ago, our total contribution for six months was €1,000, or €2,000 for the year.

Why is there a very steep rise in VHI cover this year? I'll shall try to answer this.

Some time ago, I required open-heart surgery urgently. To reduce the waiting time, I was advised by an employee of a large public hospital, where I had had open-heart surgery several years ago, to "book into the A&E of your local public hospital and plead for hasty assistance. They will have to operate on you at an early date, but don't mention my name".

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