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Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2012: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 785 No. 1

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  10 o’clock

(Speaker Continuing)

[Deputy Denis Naughten: Information on Denis Naughten Zoom on Denis Naughten] The lack of such a clause will undermine the principle of where we all want to go. This amendment to the legislation is required.

Deputy James Reilly: Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly I reassure Deputy Naughten there is no need for a sunset clause because the provision exists for me to close this by setting the daily rate at nil.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Michael Kitt Zoom on Michael Kitt As it is now 10 p.m., I am required to put the following question in accordance with an order of the Dáil of this day: "That the amendments set down by the Minister for Health and not disposed of are hereby made to the Bill, Fourth Stage is hereby completed and the Bill is hereby passed."

Deputy James Reilly: Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly With the Leas-Cheann Comhairle's permission, I wish to provide the House with some information. On Committee Stage I gave the details of the risk equalisation credits but it would be remiss of me if I did not inform the House, as I informed the insurers, of the new stamp duty rates. I have sent them to the Minister for Finance and he has agreed with my recommendations which, in a forthcoming Finance Bill, will be proposed to come into effect on 31 March 2013. The existing rates of €95 for a child and €285 for an adult will apply until that date. For those aged 17 and under there will be a new rate for non-advanced cover of €100 and advanced cover of €120. For those aged 18 years and over the non-advanced cover rate will be €290 and the advanced cover rate will be €350.

   Question put and agreed to.

  The Dáil adjourned at 10.03 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 December 2012.


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