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# medical-card - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment HSE

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment

The HSE has defended the use of debt collection agencies.

# medical-card - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# medical-card - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

# medical-card - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

# medical-card - 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.

# medical-card - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

# medical-card - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

# medical-card - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

# medical-card - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# medical-card - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

# medical-card - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Lucy O'Connor receives medical card after mother's battle with HSE

The nine-year-old cancer patient had been denied a discretionary medical card.

# medical-card - Thursday 5 February, 2015

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

# medical-card - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# medical-card - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

"Lucy's terrible story about her medical card isn't the first - but it was bound to happen"

The story of the HSE’s refusal to provide a child with cancer a medical card has sparked criticism of the system.

# medical-card - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# medical-card - Friday 3 October, 2014

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.

# medical-card - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# medical-card - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign

Ronan Woodhouse will receive the card within the next seven to 10 days, his mother said.

# medical-card - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Have a medical card and on Long Term Illness Scheme? You could be due money

The HSE is to refund the prescription charge that some people paid even though they had a medical card and were on the LTI scheme.

# medical-card - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

# medical-card - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'

The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.

# medical-card - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children

Those launching the campaign said they will maintain a presence outside Government Buildings until legislation is changed.

# medical-card - Sunday 4 May, 2014

'Why was the medical card taken from our son who has a rare disease?'

The Coyle family say that it would cost over a thousand euro every month just for the basics to care for their son.

# medical-card - Sunday 9 March, 2014

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

# medical-card - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

# medical-card - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Gilmore: Medical card cuts are still as set out in the Budget

The Tánaiste also spoke about his own salary and the ‘squeezed middle’.

# medical-card - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

“This is the worst small country in the western world to be sick in”

It emerged today that MS sufferer Marie Fleming was asked by the HSE to provide proof of her condition in order to have her medical card renewed.

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

# medical-card - 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.

# medical-card - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

'It is a balancing act': Reilly apologises over medical card problems

The Health Minister was speaking as the HSE launched a public information campaign today in response to recent problems

# medical-card - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome

A family faced having to pay for their daughter’s oxygen tanks and feeding tubes after the HSE granted them a GP visit card instead of a full medical card.

# medical-card - Thursday 17 October, 2013

“There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly

The Minster for Health also said that it has never been the case that having a particular illness guarantees access to a medical card

# medical-card - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill

While Dublin and Cork City are the most popular places for morning after pill consultations.

# medical-card - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Means-testing medical cards for the elderly got a previous government in trouble – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, writes Eoin Lynch.

# medical-card - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# medical-card - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts

The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.

# medical-card - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland

The pharmacy says that it is to lower the cost of the majority of its prescription medicines which will save customers on average 25 per cent.

# medical-card - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Call for urgent review of the medical card applications system

Delegates at the Irish Medical Organisation’s annual conference have called on the Minister for Heath to investigate delays in medical cards being issued.

# medical-card - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

# medical-card - Monday 17 October, 2011

Union criticises 'flawed' newspaper report on pharmacy mark-ups

The Irish Pharmacy Union criticises an Irish Independent report that some chemists mark-up prices by up to 354 per cent.

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