THE GOVERNMENT IS investigating a plan that would see every taxpayer pay a flat fee for access to free GP care.
The Sunday Times reports that junior Health Minister Alex White is proposing the plan in order to fund a €450 million overhaul of the primary care sector.
The plan, which cannot be met from current funds, would see taxpayers pay €100 a year for access to GPs.
The plan was to be part of the Universal Health Insurance scheme, but White is said to be keen to accelerate access to GP care.
But is it a good idea? Would you pay it happily?
We’re asking: Do you agree with a tax for free GP care?