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Universal Health Insurance

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, informed Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan Monaghan) of the progress of the government’s plan for universal health insurance (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th May 2013, 478).  Called UHI (Universal Health Insurance), a white paper for its introduction was now in preparation and a preliminary paper had been circulated as The path to universal healthcare, published by his department in February.  A design team had been appointed, which he identified to the Dail, comprising representatives of the department, the Health Service Executive and Health Research Board.