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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Thursday 21 March, 2013

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation

However Minister of State Alex White said that medical card coverage of the over 70s population stands at 97 per cent.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Medical cards, social media and transparency laws

The hearings on the effects of social media abuse resume at the Transport and Communications committee this morning.

# medical-cards - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Social media, water charges and HSE cutbacks

HSE head Tony O’Brien will return to the Oireachtas today to discuss the executive’s national service plan for 2013.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you begin the first morning of 2013.

# medical-cards - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

# medical-cards - 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-cards - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed

The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.

# medical-cards - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Blood, books, bombs and boxing: The week in numbers

Another batch of numbers to help digest the stories of the last seven days.

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests

The HSE has written to all GPs in the medical card scheme reminding them of their obligations, after reports of charging for tests.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget IMF

Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget

An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Want timely healthcare? Just get three medical cards… Healthcare This post contains videos

Want timely healthcare? Just get three medical cards…

Amnesty International’s new campaign for equal access to healthcare in Ireland features Karl Spain, Eric Lalor, Colin Murphy, Peter Coonan, Eleanor Tiernan and Brían Gleeson.

# medical-cards - Monday 12 March, 2012

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted

The change will mean more doctors will be allowed to treat patients who hold medical cards – improving access and increasing competition.

# medical-cards - Friday 2 March, 2012

HSE hopes to clear over 31,000 medical card applications backlog by May

The announcement came on foot of a visit to the HSE’s centralised medical card processing office by the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# medical-cards - Friday 20 January, 2012

HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year

Dentists are furious at new figures which showed that the HSE had budgeted €63m for dental care, but only spent €51.5m.

# medical-cards - Monday 5 December, 2011

Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU

The government has announced a €13.644 budget for health in 2012 – and says the state must save €543 million on healthcare spending.

# medical-cards - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Poll: Should there be a charge on medical cards? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a charge on medical cards?

Health Minister James Reilly is considering introducing an annual €50 charge on all medical cards. Today, we’re asking what do you think about the proposal?

Govt criticised over proposed medical card and prescription charges

Health Minister Dr James Reilly has come under fire from patients’ associations, the Opposition and medical groups for considering an annual €50 medical card charge.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Budget may introduce charges for medical cards, plans to burn Bank of Ireland bondholders, and no more ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

# medical-cards - Friday 14 October, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# medical-cards - Thursday 15 September, 2011

GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders

The health minister has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the drafting of legislation to do away with the barrier between some GPs and medical card patients.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Fewer and fewer people have private health insurance

New CSO data also says 30 per cent of adults have a medical card – and that hospital waiting lists are getting much longer.

# medical-cards - Friday 8 April, 2011

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Health minister James Reilly will promise to investigate any claims that GPs are charging for treatment like blood tests.

# medical-cards - Friday 1 October, 2010

Medical card holders to pay more for pharmacy bills from today

The levy will apply to each prescription item collected by a patient.