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Poll: Do you think private health insurance is worth the money?

Around 46% of the Irish population have private health insurance.

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A NEW STUDY HAS found that it takes 20 times as long for a patient in the public healthcare system to access an MRI brain scan than someone being treated privately.

The Irish Cancer Society survey – which took results from more than 200 GPs – found the longest wait a patient had to endure for an ultrasound was 480 days.

It also found that 88.5% of GPs thought the ability to pay affected a patient’s access to referral services.

At the moment around 46% of the Irish population have private health insurance and around 39% have a medical card.

So today we’re asking, do you think private health insurance is worth the money? 


Poll Results:

No  (10820)
Yes  (9645)
I don't know (2243)



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