In a statement on the government’s new push of private health insurance Adrienne Wallace People Before Profit candidate in the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny by-election said, “The reliance on the private sector to provide public goods and the privatisation myth has got to end. Privatisation costs the general public more. The private health insurance model serves the people at the top, the middle men, and the private health insurance companies only. What we need is a properly funded and working public health service for all and it can be done”
In a statement, People Before Profit candidate in the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny by-election, Adrienne Wallace has condemned the entrenchment of the two-tier health system. On the 30th April the deadline for people to sign up for private health insurance and avoid a “late signup fee” passed. The Lifetime Community Rating will penalise people over 34 years of age who have miss the deadline.