Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2012: Order for Second Stage

Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1994, in particular to ensure that, in the interests of societal and intergenerational solidarity, the burden of the costs of health services be shared by insured persons by providing for a cost subsidy between the more healthy and the less healthy, including between the young and the old; to provide, having regard to the principal objective of the Health Insurance Act 1994, for risk equalisation credits to enable the less healthy, including the old, to have access to health insurance cover; to provide for a means whereby any overcompensation to registered undertakings or former registered undertakings arising from such risk equalisation credits shall be repaid; and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."

Question put and agreed to.