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#Discretionary medical cards

# discretionary-medical-cards - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# discretionary-medical-cards - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry' Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Monday 30 June, 2014

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'

The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain

Campaigners want temporary measures to be introduced that will improve the application process for new applicants.

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Friday 13 June, 2014

Down Syndrome Ireland worried discretionary medical cards won't be returned as promised

It was outlined in the Dáil yesterday that discretionary medical cards won’t be returned until Cabinet comes up with a ‘legal formula’.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment - Adams

Sinn Féin’s leader said there is a conflict of interest for the director of the West/North West Hospital Group, Noel Daly.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'

Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

'Jesus, there's a lump there' - Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

People who had medical cards revoked could now have them restored

From January 2013 to April 2014 there was a fall-off of 16,000 discretionary medical cards.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Friday 30 May, 2014

Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back

The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision

The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Discretionary medical card review process to stop immediately

A panel of experts will he set up by the HSE to assess the conditions that qualify under medical need.

'This isn't the Ireland we all know': Taoiseach meets medical card campaigners

Enda Kenny said yesterday that he plans to fix the problem where discretionary medical cards are being removed from ill children.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Taoiseach pledges to solve problem of medical cards being removed from sick children

Enda Kenny said proposals were being submitted tomorrow in a bid to fix the problems with the system.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election

The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card

The story was one of many outlined as part of a Sinn Féin motion this evening.

Is the government ignoring people who lose discretionary medical cards?

That’s the argument Sinn Féin will make in the Dáil today.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

'You can turn off the tap' - Enda Kenny's advice on conserving water

Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Taoiseach knew about medical card case he says he wasn't told about

Enda Kenny said nobody told him about the case of eight-year-old Ronan Woodhouse at the Fine Gael conference last month, despite committing to meeting the child and his mother at that event.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Facing call to resign, Taoiseach says medical card issues 'will all be sorted out'

As Gerry Adams told Enda Kenny to resign in the Dáil today, the Taoiseach blamed “systems failures” for problems with discretionary medical cards.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Saturday 12 October, 2013

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Problems facing some chronically ill people who cannot access discretionary medical cards were raised in the Dáil this week. Here are just some of the stories placed on the Dáil record.

# discretionary-medical-cards - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Taoiseach insists 'no change at all' in how medical cards are allocated

The issue of discretionary medical cards was raised by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil this morning.