So BUPA are pulling out.
Wouldn’t it make you sick?
I hope not, because it’ll cost you a fortune!
So 20% of the Irish population are now high and dry and frantically looking for health cover off the two remaining companies.
And when do they decide to do this?
Less than two weeks before Christmas where people are already beginning to celebrate with their office parties and are taking early leave or shopping days off. And the others are up to their necks in the pre-Christmas business rush.
So suddenly everyone has to drop everything and try to get alternative cover.
But the phone lines and the websites are jammed, so it’s not an easy matter.
And then there are the 300 people in Fermoy who have been given a nice early Christmas present. “Happy Christmas from BUPA [and by the way, you’re fired]”.
What is the government doing about this?
BUPA have been bitching for long enough, so our dear Minister For Health knew it was coming. But once again, profit and greed run roughshod over the people of Ireland.
Could she not have persuaded BUPA to hold off until after the New Year? Could she not have forced them to give adequate warning? Could she not provide advice for the victims?
Our health service is like the Titanic. And they have just burned one of the remaining three lifeboats.