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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Friday 2 November, 2018

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards

And pensioners will receive cheaper medicine.

# medical-cards - Monday 8 August, 2016

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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-cards - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

HSE publishes 2016 service plan with €100m shortfall for hospitals

The HSE says that a growing and ageing population is putting a strain on the service.

# medical-cards - Friday 4 December, 2015

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests

Some GPs continue to pass the cost of the tests onto medical card holders, a practice not sanctioned by the HSE.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'

Some Magdelene survivors are “disappointed” with government support measures.

# medical-cards - Friday 24 April, 2015

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

# medical-cards - Friday 17 April, 2015

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# medical-cards - Thursday 12 March, 2015

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

# medical-cards - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

# medical-cards - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE

The family were denied a discretionary medical card.

# medical-cards - 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-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.”

# medical-cards - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Who told whom what, and when?

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

# medical-cards - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.

# 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.

# medical-cards - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about jobs, Phil Hogan and protests in Hong Kong.

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid

A PAC report said the reviews are a waste of money.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

# medical-cards - Monday 15 September, 2014

Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

# medical-cards - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

# medical-cards - Monday 21 July, 2014

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

# 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.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.

# 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.

# medical-cards - Monday 23 June, 2014

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VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government? Exclusive

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent ... Taoiseach: No it isn't

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

# 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.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'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.

Over 15,000 people are being given back their medical cards

Cards will be restored to people who have serious medical conditions but lost them under a HSE review.

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