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An Irish National Health Service September 15, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

I don’t know why, but I do think that simply phrasing the necessity for a National Health Service as an Irish National Health Service has a certain clarity as a political demand. And that SF uses that formulation is positive.

Health spokesperson David Cullinane will brief TDs on his proposals for an Irish National Health Service including immediate priorities to cut waiting lists and reduce the cost of care.

And this as compared to Sláintecare which although on paper appears to be moving in the right direction has a sense of being used to long finger real reform of the health services into a true universal single-tier system. 

Nor is it that the NHS is beyond criticism or reformatting in parts, indeed one could argue that some of the supposed ‘reforms’ introduced over the last decade and more there should be avoided in an INHS. But the NHS serves as a starting point and a shorthand for the political demand referenced above. 


1. LMS - September 15, 2021

Just like Medicare for All. Does what it says on the tin.

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2. Alibaba - September 15, 2021

If Sinn Féin stipulates deliverables in the ‘Irish National Health Service’ and not ones in the distant future, well fair enough. But in a cynical vein when I read that phrase I remember thinking: say the nice words and the magic will happen.


gypsybhoy69 - September 26, 2021

No harm being cynicla WBS but herself who only has a passing interest in politics always mentions that she feels giving up the NHS might be some sort of obstacle for wavering people if ever a border poll in to play.

Playing catch up on CLR posts hence the lateness in coming to see this thread.

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