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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Friday 25 April, 2014

Cracking down on crime and eliminating parking fees - Fianna Fáil's plan for Dublin

The party also want to clean up the Liffey and create more pedestrian areas in the capital.

# medical-cards - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

# medical-cards - Sunday 2 March, 2014

This is the letter the HSE is sending to ask people if they've emigrated...

The HSE says in the letter that it is mindful that due to the “changed economic situation” that many cardholders may no longer be living here.

# medical-cards - Friday 10 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

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-cards - 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.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# 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.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

# medical-cards - Sunday 10 November, 2013

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care

GPs are also reporting “extensive unease” among patients over the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.

# medical-cards - Saturday 2 November, 2013

'We just kept getting them in the post': How a family of five has 14 medical cards

A Dublin family waited a year for their medical cards to be renewed and then several came along in the space of a few weeks.

# medical-cards - 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

Public information campaign launched to address 'confusion' over medical cards

The HSE has launched a public information campaign following recent controversies over medical card eligibility.

# medical-cards - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal

Parents and supporters gathered at Crumlin Children’s Hospital this afternoon to protest revoking of cards for some chronically-ill children.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# medical-cards - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

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.

"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is hoping to recreate the success of 2008 protests that were held held five years ago today.

# medical-cards - Monday 21 October, 2013

"I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign

Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.

GPs claiming dead people's medical card fees? A 'smokescreen' - IMO

The IMO said that the Department of Health was using ‘spin’ when publicising the situation.

# medical-cards - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness

What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?

# medical-cards - Friday 18 October, 2013

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

The head of a federation for people with disabilities says that the proposed review of medical cards will force people with disabilities from the labour market.

# medical-cards - 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

Jack & Jill CEO: Medical cards issue "turning into a crisis"

Earlier today, the Health Minister said that there has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

'What did older people ever do to you?': Taoiseach quizzed over Budget 2014

Yesterday’s Budget announcement dominated Leaders’ Questions this morning.

Howlin confident of reaching €113m savings on medical cards

The man in charge of spending is also pretty relaxed about a possible overrun in the health budget.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.

# medical-cards - Monday 14 October, 2013

GPs split on free GP care for under fives

The plan is expected to be included in tomorrow’s Budget, but GPs don’t seem to know if it is a good thing or a bad thing.

# 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.

# 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.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change

The Taoiseach was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin during Leaders’ Questions.

# medical-cards - Sunday 15 September, 2013

"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton

Reports today say that cuts to Social Protection will amount to a welfare cap, but the Minister for Social Protection says nothing has been decided.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

HSE expects deficit of over €100 million this year HSE

HSE expects deficit of over €100 million this year

The HSE’s latest performance review says that the executive may not achieve the €150 million in savings promised in the Haddington Road Agreement.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government

Both Ministers for Health are working on plans to bring free GP care to Ireland, but have not decided on an age-range.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Medical cards, flood insurance and food labelling

Figures representing four of Ireland’s biggest grocery chains will be at the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate

There are many reasons why competition in the healthcare sector will not work in the same way as it does in markets for other goods and services, says Brian Turner – who asks if more competition would mean better value.