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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:01 PM

Ireland nationalises its health service in response to CV crisis

25/03/2020

All citizens have equal access to healthcare regardless of insurance

The Irish government has nationalised all the country’s health facilities in a move to combat the coronavirus pandemic, giving everyone equal access to healthcare regardless of insurance.

Unlike the Tory government in the UK, which is buying capacity from private health providers, Ireland has ‘drafted’ 2,000 beds, thousands of staff and nine laboratories.

Irish health minister Simon Harris said there could be “no room for public versus private” when Ireland was facing the COVID-19 crisis:

We must of course have equality of treatment, patients with this virus will be treated for free, and they’ll be treated as part of a single, national hospital service.

For the duration of this crisis the State will take control of all private hospital facilities and manage all of the resources for the common benefit of all of our people…

There can be no room for public versus private when it comes to pandemic.

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Reply Ireland nationalises its health service in response to CV crisis (Original post)
BeckyDem Mar 25 OP
OhNo-Really Mar 25 #1
rampartc Mar 25 #2
procon Mar 25 #3
lpbk2713 Mar 26 #4
BeckyDem Mar 26 #5
MerryBlooms Mar 26 #8
BeckyDem Mar 26 #9
MerryBlooms Mar 26 #10
Wounded Bear Mar 26 #6
BeckyDem Mar 26 #7

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:10 PM

1. Very interesting 🤔

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:15 PM

2. those socialists!

we need to do the same.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:20 PM

3. Opens many possibilities.

The combined buying power alone would be a huge offset. If the uninsured and underinsured didn't have to worry about the cost of getting tested or staying home from work to go to the doctor, it would help to slow down the spread of the virus.

Nationalizing hospitals and less would make it easier to develop and adhere to standardized rules and protocols that improve patient care and the safety of healthcare workers.

Even if it was used in only the hardest hit states, it would be a useful tool compared to every city, hospital, and lab doing their own thing.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:23 AM

4. An excellent move.



Worry about the ripples later.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:31 AM

5. Yes. The effort says all the right things, we are all equal, we will all receive the medical care

without the fear of debt.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:42 AM

8. rec.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:59 AM

9. Thank you.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:01 AM

10. Thank you. Enjoying your posts this morning.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:33 AM

6. Medical care as a right, who'd a thunk?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:41 AM

7. Not the pie in the sky nay sayers.

Right before their eyes, poof, you have no fear of medical debt if you become sick. You will receive treatment, just like those rich people!

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