Category: Health


Lifetime Community Rating and Inequality

Nat O'Connor 13/03/2016

Nat O'Connor: We are coming up to the first anniversary of Lifetime Community Rating (LCR) in private health insurance and it is timely to consider …

The Alcohol Industry - A case study of health versus wealth

Nat O'Connor 16/03/2012

Nat O'Connor: The recently completed (Feb 2012) Steering Group Report On a National Substance Misuse Strategy has taken a public health approach to …

Guest post by Dale Tussing: Chinese Health Care - Its Rise and Fall and Current Struggles

07/02/2011

With healthcare one of the items on the General Election agenda, Professor Dale Tussing takes a look at the Chinese experience. It is quite a jump, …

Fine Gael health proposals

Tom O'Connor 07/07/2010

Tom O'Connor: The Fine Gael political party has recently launched a comprehensive set of proposals aimed at creating a fair health system in Ireland …

Another take on healthcare

18/03/2010

"There is a startling commonality between the root causes and defects of the ongoing banking crisis and those that continue to gain momentum within …

Tallaght Hospital controversy: An apposite quote

An tSaoi 14/03/2010

An Saoi: I recently came across the following comment from an interview with Dr. Giovanni Berlinguer, professor of Social Medicine and younger …

Is recession bad for your health?

19/01/2010

Over on Irish Economy, Brendan Walsh links to this report from The Lancet.

Privatisation costs

24/11/2009

"Privatising healthcare is a costly business. Increasing privatisation in Ireland has coincided with an increase in health spending of, on average, …

'There is a better way than cuts'

Slí Eile 05/11/2009

Slí Eile: In the interest of balance and with due regard for many economists, it is necessary to point out that not all economists believe that we …

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