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#Universal health insurance

# universal-health-insurance - Monday 11 January, 2016

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter' UHI

'Taoiseach, you will say anything to get elected, the truth does not matter'

Enda Kenny faced a grilling today during Leaders’ Questions.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen? UHI

If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?

The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.

Is this the death of universal health insurance?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Here's why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid 'land mines in Angola'

Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s the start of your four-day week – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar

The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...

Over 70s will be happy with this one.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 26 April, 2014

These are the 5 big problems doctors have with ReillyCare

The UHI model is based on a Dutch scheme, with even the government conceding it is an ambitious plan.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine

It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper

The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you? ReillyCare This post contains videos

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'It doesn't have to be like this': Micheál Martin outlines the Fianna Fáil alternative

The Fianna Fáil leader has delivered a keynote speech to delegates at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight, criticising the government’s policies towards the elderly and said the party will oppose universal health insurance.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 28 February, 2014

Reilly: Some say we can't afford UHI - but we can't afford the current system

Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 21 February, 2014

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'

Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.

# universal-health-insurance - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers "in the dark" on UHI

Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.

# universal-health-insurance - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly

Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Column: A national debate is needed on healthcare reform

We need to talk about which model of Universal Health Insurance will deliver the best healthcare outcomes while making the most best use of limited resources, writes Patrick Nulty.

# universal-health-insurance - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Over 18,000 sign petition demanding equal access to healthcare

Amnesty Ireland’s petition calls for the provision of equal access to healthcare based on the needs of the patient rather than their ability to pay.

# universal-health-insurance - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Health Minister confirms 76k fall in those with health insurance

Less than half of the Irish population now have private health insurance cover, the Minister confirmed in the Dáil last week.

# universal-health-insurance - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover

New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.

# universal-health-insurance - Friday 24 February, 2012

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.