Use Tax Relief on Health Insurance & Pay For Services

Maybe the issue is to ensure that where someone has private health insurance it is used to pay for treatments. That might save much more than removing tax relief? 

 
By maintaining tax relief if we had a unitary personal data base across departments there would be a visible record of whether or not a person has private insurance. They could then be required to pay via their insurance for major medical treatments.

Why the contribution is important

Ensure that privately insured patients do use their insurance wherever possible - simple to administer IF we had a unitary data base for residents.

by dpfellows on May 03, 2017 at 02:17AM

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  • Posted by charlie May 03, 2017 at 09:44

    Problem with this forum is no one checks what people have posted previously. I've already suggested making private medical insurance the default.
  • Posted by dpfellows May 04, 2017 at 09:01

    Charlie please read the recommendation as it is the exact opposite of yours!

    You suggest removing tax relief.

    I am suggesting keeping tax relie.

    Have a system based on tracking the tax relief to ensure the insurance is used whenever possible.

    This may give better savings than removing tax relief. That is why it is a separate recommendation.
  • Posted by charlie May 06, 2017 at 10:57

    Errr..exactly why it should be on the same thread so people can see both sides. If everyone started a new thread every time there was a contrary opinion we would end up with hundreds of threads...oh wait😂
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