Fianna Fáil’s answer: نہیںFianna Fáil believes in a strong public health system with quality services as close to people as is possible. We believe a tax-funded system is more progressive as it allows the state more control over the overall health care bill. By contrast, a system of compulsory health insurance as proposed by government does not improve services for patients and it will actually introduce new charges.
UHI would increase administrators in the health service and would put the future of smaller hospitals in the hands of the insurers.
Fianna Fail believes that we need to provide more resources for healthcare. There needs to be extra beds provided so that constant overcrowding in Emergency departments can be controlled. We also need to employ more nurses and midwives.Source
Social Democrats’ answer: جی ہاںThe aim of the Social Democrats is to build an Irish National Health Service – a publicly funded health service that would be accessible to all, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost to deliver high quality healthcare. Over the next decade, we would propose to: Phase 1: Re-orientate the health service by switching activity and care away from acute hospitals and into the community; Phase 2: Provide universal access to primary and community healthcare services; Phase 3: End the current two-tier hospital service by raising the standard of our public hospital service in terms of access and qualitySource