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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Health Services, Services for People with Disabilities, Special Educational Needs, Social Welfare Benefits, Hospital Services

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Select Committee on Health: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (13 Dec 2018)

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to address this Committee on the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018. The Bill was published on 14 November and concluded its passage through Second Stage in the Dáil last week. I welcome the support received in that House for the core principle of community rating, which is long established and well supported Government policy for the health...”

Select Committee on Health: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (13 Dec 2018)

“I thank Deputy Donnelly for his question. I am standing in for the Minister, Deputy Harris, who is busy in the Upper House. Currently, older people tend to buy more expensive policies. The thinking is that the levy as a percentage would increase the costs. I will come back to the Deputy with a more detailed response.”

Select Committee on Health: Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (13 Dec 2018)

“It was considered this year by the HIA, as far as I know, but that does not mean that they cannot consider what the Deputy is suggesting again. I give a commitment that I will go back to the Minister for Health, Deputy Simon Harris, on this issue.”

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  • Has spoken in 84 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • People have made 3 comments on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1038 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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Register of Members' Interests

1. Occupational Income
3. Directorships
Director of N.C.U: Northside Centre for the Unemployed, Glin Rd., Coolock, Dublin 17: assisting the unemployed and those on social welfare. Other Information Provided: Voluntary director.
4. Land
5. Gifts
6. Property and Service
7. Travel Facilities
8. Remunerated Positions
9. Contracts

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