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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'
# Not Perfect
# Not Perfect

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'

Jun 17th 2014, 4:41 PM 7,458 Views 77 Comments

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
# U-turn
# U-turn

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

Jun 17th 2014, 1:19 PM 5,547 Views 29 Comments

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

# medical-cards - Thursday 12 June, 2014

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'

Jun 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 9,737 Views 28 Comments

John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment - Adams
# Conflict Of Interest
# Conflict Of Interest

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment - Adams

Jun 11th 2014, 1:26 PM 7,057 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Féin’s leader said there is a conflict of interest for the director of the West/North West Hospital Group, Noel Daly.

# medical-cards - Sunday 8 June, 2014

No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
# No Review
# No Review

No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970

Jun 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 26,405 Views 46 Comments

There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.

# medical-cards - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'

Jun 7th 2014, 9:27 PM 14,274 Views 55 Comments

Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jun 7th 2014, 9:25 PM 16,527 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about negotiations over strike action at Aer Lingus, a political opinion poll, and Ukraine’s new president.

# medical-cards - Friday 6 June, 2014

HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions

Jun 6th 2014, 10:16 AM 10,177 Views 73 Comments

“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jun 6th 2014, 8:15 AM 12,358 Views 12 Comments

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we edge closer to the weekend.

# medical-cards - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Expert group appointed to decide which conditions should automatically qualify for medical card
# Consultation
# Consultation

Expert group appointed to decide which conditions should automatically qualify for medical card

Jun 5th 2014, 8:17 PM 10,566 Views 50 Comments

The public consultation process will get underway tomorrow.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Noonan: Some people will get their medical cards back
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Noonan: Some people will get their medical cards back

Jun 4th 2014, 11:22 AM 4,811 Views 23 Comments

There was a “long discussion on medical cards at Cabinet yesterday”.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

People who had medical cards revoked could now have them restored
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

People who had medical cards revoked could now have them restored

Jun 3rd 2014, 9:03 PM 9,402 Views 14 Comments

From January 2013 to April 2014 there was a fall-off of 16,000 discretionary medical cards.

# medical-cards - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 PM 19,492 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about an emergency landing, a missing woman and a motor rally tragedy.

# medical-cards - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'
# What Now?
# What Now?

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'

May 31st 2014, 7:00 AM 9,105 Views 15 Comments

Alex White says a special section of the HSE will be tasked with dealing with those that have already had their medical cards revoked.

# medical-cards - Friday 30 May, 2014

Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back

May 30th 2014, 10:45 PM 16,558 Views 86 Comments

The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

May 30th 2014, 4:51 PM 6,778 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon
# Promises
# Promises

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon

May 30th 2014, 1:45 PM 5,758 Views 19 Comments

The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision

May 30th 2014, 12:32 PM 5,248 Views 37 Comments

The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

May 30th 2014, 8:35 AM 6,186 Views 5 Comments

Morning. It’s Friday and it’s June bank holiday. Here’s the nine things you need to know.

# medical-cards - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"
# Welcomed
# Welcomed

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"

May 29th 2014, 10:58 PM 8,891 Views 35 Comments

The IMO says cards which have been withdrawn should be returned.

Discretionary medical card review process to stop immediately
# Health
# Health

Discretionary medical card review process to stop immediately

May 29th 2014, 4:12 PM 24,939 Views 145 Comments

A panel of experts will he set up by the HSE to assess the conditions that qualify under medical need.

'This isn't the Ireland we all know': Taoiseach meets medical card campaigners
# Pledge To Help
# Pledge To Help

'This isn't the Ireland we all know': Taoiseach meets medical card campaigners

May 29th 2014, 9:54 AM 8,498 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny said yesterday that he plans to fix the problem where discretionary medical cards are being removed from ill children.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Taoiseach pledges to solve problem of medical cards being removed from sick children
# Promise
# Promise

Taoiseach pledges to solve problem of medical cards being removed from sick children

May 28th 2014, 3:28 PM 6,353 Views 50 Comments

Enda Kenny said proposals were being submitted tomorrow in a bid to fix the problems with the system.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

"Taking medical cards from sick children is not acceptable" - Michael Noonan
# Medical Card Crisis
# Medical Card Crisis

"Taking medical cards from sick children is not acceptable" - Michael Noonan

May 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 10,993 Views 64 Comments

The Finance Minister said seven per cent of people lost their cards after a review.

Medical card protest to take place outside Government buildings today... and everyday
# HSE
# HSE

Medical card protest to take place outside Government buildings today... and everyday

May 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,999 Views 21 Comments

Campaign group Our Children’s Health said they will protest every day until the Health Act of 1970 is changed.

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000
# HSE
# HSE

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000

May 27th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,904 Views 29 Comments

In January 2013, 63,126 were eligible for a discretionary medical card. In April 2014, just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.

# medical-cards - Monday 26 May, 2014

'They may not have a voice, but they certainly have an army of supporters' CEO of Jack and Jill
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

'They may not have a voice, but they certainly have an army of supporters' CEO of Jack and Jill

May 26th 2014, 11:15 PM 11,137 Views 13 Comments

A ‘Show of Support’ Campaign will be held outside government buildings tomorrow.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

May 26th 2014, 8:28 AM 8,693 Views 1 Comment

Morning folks. They’re still counting in some areas around the country, here are the nine big stories you need to know.

# medical-cards - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'
# Families Battle
# Families Battle

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'

May 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 12,188 Views 36 Comments

The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Taoiseach won't say yet what he told Secretary General to tell Callinan

May 21st 2014, 11:20 PM 12,215 Views 71 Comments

If he is called before the Commission of Investigation into the GardaGate scandal, he will “respond fully” on the issue.

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis

May 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 9,272 Views 33 Comments

The NAGP want the government to divert money that’s ring-fenced for free under six care to discretionary medical cards.

# medical-cards - Friday 16 May, 2014

'They took the medical card from our little girl. She has Cerebral Palsy and may never walk'
# HSE
# HSE

'They took the medical card from our little girl. She has Cerebral Palsy and may never walk'

May 16th 2014, 11:00 PM 28,687 Views 235 Comments

Five-year-old Lauryn Tracy had her wheelchair stolen last year and now the HSE have revoked her medical card.

# medical-cards - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews
# Means Tested
# Means Tested

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews

May 15th 2014, 6:54 PM 8,073 Views 21 Comments

A survivors group is accusing the Government of “hollowness”.

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards

May 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,552 Views 37 Comments

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

# medical-cards - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for 'bizarre judgements'
# Contracted
# Contracted

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for 'bizarre judgements'

May 14th 2014, 10:35 PM 29,331 Views 127 Comments

Clare Daly TD told the Dáil that staff at Dublin-based Arvato Finance are not trained to carry out the reviews.

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child 'still had Down syndrome?'
# Hardship
# Hardship

Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child 'still had Down syndrome?'

May 14th 2014, 12:52 PM 10,710 Views 38 Comments

Medical cards were discussed in the Dáil this afternoon.

# medical-cards - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card
# Horror Stories
# Horror Stories

Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card

May 13th 2014, 9:25 PM 13,643 Views 49 Comments

The story was one of many outlined as part of a Sinn Féin motion this evening.

Dad of boy with rare disease pens moving 'I have a dream' speech
# Alex Kinne Coyle
# Alex Kinne Coyle

Dad of boy with rare disease pens moving 'I have a dream' speech

May 13th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,251 Views 27 Comments

Alex Kinne Coyle has a rare disease and needs constant care – but his medical card was revoked this year.

# medical-cards - Monday 12 May, 2014

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'
# Proof Required
# Proof Required

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'

May 12th 2014, 10:45 PM 49,613 Views 163 Comments

The card for her four-year-old son was denied.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

May 12th 2014, 8:28 AM 9,068 Views 7 Comments

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning as you start your week.