The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance
The Government is committed to ending the unfair, unequal and inefficient two-tier health system and to introducing a single-tier system, supported by universal health insurance
The Government will achieve a single-tier system via a multi-payer model of universal health insurance (UHI), in line with the Programme for Government (PfG), involving competing private health insurers and a State-owned VHI. UHI will be gradually rolled out over several years, with full implementation by 2019 at the latest.
Click here to download the White Paper (PDF, 1.5mb)
Read the UHI Explained document (PDF, 200kb).
See the stakeholder briefing (PDF, 400kb)