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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pharmacists accuse government of lying on medical card withdrawals
# Trump Cards
# Trump Cards

Pharmacists accuse government of lying on medical card withdrawals

May 11th 2014, 2:16 PM 18,305 Views 51 Comments

The new head of the Irish Pharmacy Union said that the it was “shocking” that the government denied the cards were being withdrawn.

# medical-cards - Friday 9 May, 2014

"It is only a matter of time before a stressed out parent is pushed over the edge"
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

"It is only a matter of time before a stressed out parent is pushed over the edge"

May 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 15,883 Views 27 Comments

Nurses caring for seriously ill children have written an open letter to Minister for Health James Reilly about the lack of discretionary medical cards for their patients.

# medical-cards - Friday 25 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 12:47 PM 8,597 Views 118 Comments

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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,500 Views 13 Comments

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
# Want Answers
# Want Answers

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

Apr 1st 2014, 4:49 PM 8,512 Views 15 Comments

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...
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

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

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 35,308 Views 47 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jan 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,029 Views 3 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Jan 7th 2014, 8:49 AM 7,657 Views 6 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

Jan 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,498 Views 24 Comments

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”
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

“This is the worst small country in the western world to be sick in”

Nov 26th 2013, 11:04 PM 17,461 Views 71 Comments

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 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Nov 26th 2013, 4:51 PM 5,032 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Taoiseach knew about medical card case he says he wasn't told about

Nov 20th 2013, 1:46 PM 16,088 Views 92 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Nov 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,587 Views 33 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Nov 10th 2013, 4:58 PM 7,639 Views 15 Comments

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
# Multiple Medical Cards
# Multiple Medical Cards

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

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:30 AM 20,590 Views 55 Comments

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
# Sorry
# Sorry

'It is a balancing act': Reilly apologises over medical card problems

Oct 30th 2013, 3:03 PM 6,621 Views 15 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Oct 30th 2013, 12:32 PM 4,963 Views 18 Comments

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

# medical-cards - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal
# Health
# Health

Vigil at children’s hospital to highlight medical card removal

Oct 26th 2013, 3:55 PM 9,899 Views 30 Comments

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
# The 5 At 5
# The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:54 PM 8,658 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# medical-cards - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19,423 Views 219 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Facing call to resign, Taoiseach says medical card issues 'will all be sorted out'

Oct 22nd 2013, 4:07 PM 12,251 Views 104 Comments

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
# Elderly People
# Elderly People

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 8,894 Views 95 Comments

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
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

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

Oct 21st 2013, 7:39 PM 7,581 Views 70 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Oct 21st 2013, 6:27 PM 8,604 Views 29 Comments

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
# Confidence
# Confidence

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

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,330 Views 50 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Oct 20th 2013, 8:45 AM 34 Views 40 Comments

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"
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

Oct 18th 2013, 8:42 PM 8,847 Views 33 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

“There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly

Oct 17th 2013, 11:00 PM 8,559 Views 60 Comments

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"
# Health
# Health

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

Oct 17th 2013, 9:32 PM 10,154 Views 34 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Oct 16th 2013, 11:37 AM 7,205 Views 36 Comments

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

Howlin confident of reaching €113m savings on medical cards
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Howlin confident of reaching €113m savings on medical cards

Oct 16th 2013, 6:20 AM 2,271 Views 9 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Oct 15th 2013, 4:18 PM 5,194 Views 18 Comments

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

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Oct 15th 2013, 3:51 PM 18,530 Views 87 Comments

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
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

GPs split on free GP care for under fives

Oct 14th 2013, 5:37 PM 10,554 Views 82 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Oct 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,712 Views 53 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach insists 'no change at all' in how medical cards are allocated

Oct 9th 2013, 11:37 AM 5,946 Views 109 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Sep 24th 2013, 4:45 PM 4,745 Views 20 Comments

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
# Welfare
# Welfare

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

Sep 15th 2013, 12:28 PM 11,002 Views 245 Comments

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

HSE expects deficit of over €100 million this year

Aug 14th 2013, 8:04 AM 4,274 Views 34 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government

Aug 6th 2013, 4:18 PM 6,181 Views 30 Comments

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