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Irish psychiatrists are worried about foreign insurers

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:527
  1. freelance journalist, Dublin

    Doctors from the Republic of Ireland's major psychiatric hospitals have met health minister Michael Noonan to express concern that their patients could suffer under European Union regulations for a single insurance market. Doctors worry that opening the Irish health sector to foreign insurers will reduce levels of medical cover for psychiatric patients.

    In theory, the Irish market has been open since 1994 to health insurers based overseas. In practice they are waiting to see what the final regulations …

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