Free healthcare could cost tax payers €2.8bn every year on top of current spending

Plans for free healthcare could cost the tax payer €2.8bn every year on top of current health spending.

The Future of Healthcare report proposes a series of measures including free GP care for everyone, free hospital treatment, cuts to prescription charges and a reduction in surgery waiting times.

It is understood the changes could be achieved for a total of €2.8bn over a 10 year period however The Irish Daily Mail reports that could be the yearly cost.


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