Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Ireland?
When we asked expats in Ireland if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in Ireland, they wrote...
"Health care In the ROI is free for the most part. Private health insurance is available. The Irish view USA medical charges as outrageous," said another expat in Ireland.
"Medical insurance is extremely complicated and needs to be renegotiated every year. Tax relief is available. Many things are not covered. People with chronic on going conditions would have difficulties. Whether your insurance is accepted depends on the individual policy and there is usually an excess to pay. Medical care in Ireland is probably the most expensive in Europe. Specialists charge 150-250 euros for 10 minute appointments. Hospital beds start at 1000 per day in crowded dirty wards," wrote a member who made the move to Galway, Ireland.
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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Ireland?If you live in Ireland, newcomers to Ireland would love to hear your answer to this question: