The Capacity Review stated clearly that the scenarios it examined were modelled on the assumption of no changes in eligibility arrangements. Due to the Review’s timeframe and its scope, it would not have been possible to model any changes in eligibility at that time.
The Review did state that further work would be needed to assess the optimum reform strategy that takes account of eligibility arrangements and their impact on implementing reforms.
This further work will be addressed in the context of the Sláintecare implementation plan. Work on the Implementation Plan is at an advanced stage in my Department and I expect to bring these proposals to Government shortly.