Some links that might be helpful
The White Paper itself:
Here is a basic article from the Irish Times giving the details of the white paper:
Column by Muiris Houston arguing that it will never be implemented:
Piece by Billy Kelleher on the cost of universal health insurance:
Irish Independent article on opposition to the proposal:
Paul Cullen in the Irish Times: Dutch health insurance costing 23.5% of income
Universal Healthcare: Trick or Treat? (www.irishhealth.com) by Catherine Wilkinson and Declan Brennan:
Article from http://www.thejournal.ie where GPs argue that they were not adequately consulted:
Fianna Fáil opposition:
Article from http://www.thejournal.ie on opposition from health workers:
Briggs, A. (2013). How changes to Irish healthcare financing are affecting universal health coverage. Health Policy, Volume 113, Issue 1 , Pages 45-49.
McKee et al (2013). Universal Health Coverage: A Quest for All Countries But under Threat in Some.Value in Health (Elsevier Science). Supplement, Vol. 16 Issue s1, pS39-S45.