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