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#Free Healthcare

# free-healthcare - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

# free-healthcare - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

# free-healthcare - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# free-healthcare - Friday 15 August, 2014

Doctors say it's not fair to charge fees for prescriptions

The report singles out user charges as “inefficient in comparison to pooled funding”.

# free-healthcare - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Phased introduction of free GP care announced

The Minister of State for Primary Care says she plans to have legislation for the first phases of free GP care to be drafted and enacted by the summer.