The Cabinet is being briefed on the cost and commitment needed to build a National Health Service in Ireland akin to Britain's NHS.
The all-party Sláinte Care health report is being discussed at a special meeting in Cork
It's estimated removing private care from public hospitals would lead to a shortfall of 900-million euro in funding for the hospitals.
Health Minister Simon Harris says Sláinte Care called for that to happen but it needs much more detail
File image: Simon Harris.