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#Medical Cards

# medical-cards - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Medical cards, flood insurance and food labelling
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Medical cards, flood insurance and food labelling

Mar 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,953 Views 5 Comments

Figures representing four of Ireland’s biggest grocery chains will be at the Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate

Mar 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 13 Views 22 Comments

There are many reasons why competition in the healthcare sector will not work in the same way as it does in markets for other goods and services, says Brian Turner – who asks if more competition would mean better value.

# medical-cards - Thursday 21 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 21st 2013, 9:39 PM 18,228 Views 132 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Medical cards, social media and transparency laws

Mar 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,013 Views 16 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Social media, water charges and HSE cutbacks

Mar 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,910 Views 10 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2013, 8:47 AM 10,919 Views 8 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

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

Dec 1st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,807 Views 82 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Nov 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 40 Views 34 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed

Aug 29th 2012, 2:22 PM 13,457 Views 177 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Aug 11th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,484 Views 3 Comments

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

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests

Aug 11th 2012, 12:47 PM 34,401 Views 26 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,205 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

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

Jul 18th 2012, 5:12 PM 14,865 Views 191 Comments

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

Want timely healthcare? Just get three medical cards…
# Healthcare
From The Daily Edge
# Healthcare

Want timely healthcare? Just get three medical cards…

Mar 14th 2012, 4:03 PM 4,064 Views 12 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted

Mar 12th 2012, 2:38 PM 4,164 Views 2 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:44 PM 2,479 Views 5 Comments

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
# Dental Care
# Dental Care

HSE underspent on dental care by €11.5m last year

Jan 20th 2012, 3:50 PM 3,856 Views 26 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Drug payment scheme threshold increase will hit families, says IPU

Dec 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 3,504 Views 13 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Nov 24th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,204 Views 5 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a charge on medical cards?

Nov 23rd 2011, 2:30 PM 6,546 Views 184 Comments

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
# Health

Govt criticised over proposed medical card and prescription charges

Nov 23rd 2011, 9:54 AM 1,878 Views 39 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nov 23rd 2011, 8:36 AM 4,310 Views 8 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Oct 14th 2011, 4:53 PM 1,412 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# medical-cards - Thursday 15 September, 2011

GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders

Sep 15th 2011, 4:13 PM 819 Views 2 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Fewer and fewer people have private health insurance

Aug 31st 2011, 2:26 PM 620 Views 6 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Apr 8th 2011, 6:19 PM 1,476 Views 0 Comments

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
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

Medical card holders to pay more for pharmacy bills from today

Oct 1st 2010, 2:45 PM 965 Views 0 Comments

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