Future Healthcare

Old can’t afford insurance any more

Private doctors will see a serious decline in the number of insured older patients coming to them unless rising costs can be pegged.

That is the warning from the head of the organisation representing the salespeople and firms who sell private medical insurance.

Stuart Scullion

Stuart Scullion, chairman of the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries, warned: ‘Unless we can ensure the financial sustainability of private healthcare, I struggle to see how individuals will be able to maintain their cover from retirement in their 70s and beyond. 

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