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    Default Is the Indo scaremongering or is Reilly making another mess?

    Health insurance fees to soar 50pc next year

    THere's quite a bit of supposition in that article but 50% seems totally off the wall.

    Stuff like this quote is simply astounding. How can there be this huge difference?

    "Given that the public hospitals will now be able to charge around €1,000 per night instead of €75 per night for these beds, the impact will be significant," said Mr Goode, of www.health insurancesavings.ie.

    "There is no doubt that this will be passed on."

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    So everyone drops their health insurance and the public health system folds under the pressure??

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    Health insurance fees to soar 50pc next year

    THere's quite a bit of supposition in that article but 50% seems totally off the wall.

    Stuff like this quote is simply astounding. How can there be this huge difference?
    seeing as they have been raising it at 20- 25% p.a. for the last 4 years I would not be suprised.
    What will be really interesting, is when it becomes compulsory to have insurance.


    As for the difference between private and public bed charges- this is academic as both beds probably cost taxpayers 1500 per day.

    75 euro is what the hospital charged for a " public" bedin a 6 bedded ward, as opposed to 1500 in a private 5 bedded ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashplan View Post
    So everyone drops their health insurance and the public health system folds under the pressure??
    Insurance will be compulsory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakatomi View Post
    Insurance will be compulsory.
    How will the social welfare beneficiaries pay this insurance? Like they will be paying the household tax I suppose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    How will the social welfare beneficiaries pay this insurance? Like they will be paying the household tax I suppose!
    There will be safety nets for those who are below a current income threshold - much like the current medical card system

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakatomi View Post
    There will be safety nets for those who are below a current income threshold - much like the current medical card system
    Would you jump into a safety net been held by Dr Reilly ???

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    Is the Indo scaremongering or is Reilly making another mess?

    In the words of Grandpa Simpson: "A little from column A, a little from column B"
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    There seems to be intellectual as well as financial shortfalls in that department.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Certainly can't afford 50% rise in this cost. Its expensive enough as it is...

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