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#VHI

# vhi - Sunday 22 January, 2012

James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF

The Minister for Health should reverse a “dangerous” policy which is pricing people out of the health insurance market, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.

# vhi - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Health insurers set to absorb new levy hike - for now

The government’s levy on health insurance has been raised by €80 for adults – but VHI and Aviva will not pass on the increase.

# vhi - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?

Today we’re asking if the increases in health insurance premiums will discourage you from renewing your coverage next year.

# vhi - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms

Minister Howlin said the govt would seek to save €143m by improving “the generation and collection of private income in public hospitals”.

# vhi - Friday 4 November, 2011

Almost 70 per cent of unpaid hospital charges owed by VHI - report

According to figures obtained by the Medical Independent, the VHI owes more money to the HSE in unpaid hospital charges than any other insurer.

# vhi - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic

Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.

# vhi - Friday 29 July, 2011

Aviva to hike cost of most popular health plan

The health insurer will increase its premiums for the second time this year, with its Level 2 plan now costing over €1,000.

# vhi - Friday 6 May, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive VHI

VHI Healthcare announces resignation of chief executive

The State’s largest health insurer says its chief executive, Jimmy Tolan, will quit in six months to return to the private sector.

# vhi - Thursday 14 April, 2011

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year VHI

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year

VHI has released it annual report – showing that its losses narrowed by a massive €3.16 million in 2010.

# vhi - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Liquidator to be appointed to Ireland's newest private hospital

The €90m Cork Medical Centre – which never fully opened after the VHI refused to offer cover – will enter liquidation this week.

# vhi - Friday 11 March, 2011

One in ten chooses internet over GP

More and more people seeking to improve their medical knowledge by going online.

# vhi - Friday 25 February, 2011

Department publishes review of VHI claims costs

Milliman’s report into VHI’s cost control, and how it can streamline its operations, is published in redacted form.

# vhi - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Country's newest hospital faces closure over VHI dispute

The Cork Medical Centre, which hasn’t even opened to patients yet, hasn’t reached a health insurance deal with VHI.

# vhi - Sunday 9 January, 2011

VHI to increase corporate premiums VHI

VHI to increase corporate premiums

The changes to corporate premiums are expected to take place in March.

# vhi - Friday 7 January, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.

Labour calls for legal challenge to VHI hikes

The Equality Authority could appeal the hikes, Labour says, as Active Retirement Ireland attacks the portrayal of older people.

VHI Healthcare boss refuses to discuss salary VHI

VHI Healthcare boss refuses to discuss salary

The head of major Irish health insurer VHI would not discuss his pay, the Examiner reports, as VHI plans to increase premium rates by up to 45%.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Swine flu is back – and this time it means business; parents under the microscope and how Ted’s excellent adventure almost ended in tears.

# vhi - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

VHI confirms price increases for 2011 premiums

Major health insurer says some of its customers will face premium increases of up to 45%, while the most popular family plan will cost on average an extra €331 per annum.

Hospitals reopen closed beds as VHI announces price hike

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the health service crisis saw a record number of people waiting on hospital trolleys yesterday.