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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Monday 21 February, 2022

Calls for dental vouchers to replace medical cards as dentists warn scheme nears 'total collapse'
# Dental Care
# Dental Care

Calls for dental vouchers to replace medical cards as dentists warn scheme nears 'total collapse'

Feb 21st 2022, 9:19 AM 29,195 Views 23 Comments

A raft of dentists have exited the medical card scheme over difficulties with the fee structure.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period
# Cervicacheck
# Cervicacheck

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:41 PM 18,161 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet today to extend the access to the cards for a further three years.

# medical-cards - Monday 22 February, 2021

Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says
# Irish Dental Association
# Irish Dental Association

Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:50 AM 29,240 Views 36 Comments

The Irish Dental Association said an unprecedented number of dentists were withdrawing from the official treatment scheme.

# medical-cards - Friday 2 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 21,201 Views 26 Comments

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's Health
# Children's Health

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

May 2nd 2017, 7:57 PM 10,866 Views 13 Comments

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
# Treatment Plan
# Treatment Plan

Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards

Dec 13th 2016, 7:19 PM 15,865 Views 23 Comments

And pensioners will receive cheaper medicine.

# medical-cards - Monday 8 August, 2016

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

Aug 8th 2016, 2:45 PM 11,748 Views 11 Comments

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,925 Views 42 Comments

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
# HSE Plan
# HSE Plan

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

Dec 16th 2015, 1:20 PM 17,130 Views 79 Comments

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
# Not On Us
# Not On Us

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests

Dec 4th 2015, 1:39 PM 19,104 Views 64 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Jul 1st 2015, 8:04 AM 16,420 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

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

Jun 10th 2015, 5:43 PM 7,892 Views 7 Comments

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
# Sure It'll Be Grand
# Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Apr 24th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,262 Views 96 Comments

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
# Open Wide
# Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

Apr 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,651 Views 52 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

Mar 31st 2015, 5:11 PM 10,701 Views 9 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Mar 12th 2015, 6:28 PM 45,624 Views 171 Comments

‘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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Feb 12th 2015, 1:46 PM 17,746 Views 57 Comments

“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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Jan 28th 2015, 8:21 AM 20,344 Views 65 Comments

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
# Data
# Data

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

Jan 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 16,485 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

Nov 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,887 Views 9 Comments

“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?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

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

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,100 Views 29 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

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

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

Nov 26th 2014, 8:59 AM 4,541 Views 18 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

Nov 25th 2014, 5:13 PM 21,119 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Objects Of Desire
# Objects Of Desire

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

Oct 11th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,479 Views 19 Comments

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
# Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:45 PM 12,564 Views 16 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:51 PM 13,041 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:11 PM 9,093 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Still Ill
# Still Ill

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

Sep 24th 2014, 4:12 PM 15,283 Views 71 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Sep 15th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,573 Views 28 Comments

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
# End Of Summer
# End Of Summer

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 4,745 Views 8 Comments

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

# medical-cards - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:05 PM 28,432 Views 78 Comments

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
# WORRIED
# WORRIED

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

Jul 21st 2014, 10:40 PM 17,622 Views 54 Comments

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
# Emma Sloan
# Emma Sloan

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Jul 10th 2014, 1:09 PM 8,776 Views 24 Comments

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
# Terminally Ill
# Terminally Ill

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 4,509 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Sick Children
# Sick Children

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'

Jun 30th 2014, 8:05 PM 5,512 Views 9 Comments

The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.

# medical-cards - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:30 PM 14,106 Views 53 Comments

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
# Not A Smokescreen
# Not A Smokescreen

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

Jun 18th 2014, 1:29 PM 5,222 Views 27 Comments

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
# Reinstated
# Reinstated

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain

Jun 17th 2014, 10:47 PM 4,429 Views 15 Comments

Campaigners want temporary measures to be introduced that will improve the application process for new applicants.

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