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Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?

It will take away a costly expense for parents – but the high cost has been criticised. What do you think?

Image: Baby playing with stethoscope via Shutterstock

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED in Budget 2014 that it will introduce free GP care for children aged 5 and under as the first step of its plan to roll out  free doctor visits for everyone.

The move will take away a costly expense for parents; however it has been described as a ‘political stunt’ by the Irish Medical Organisation and others – including columnist Aaron McKenna – have criticised the costly and universal nature of the scheme.

What do you think – are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?


Poll Results:

No (5034)
Yes (2119)


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