Tag: Medical card

Medical card renewal problems – Change needed now

The current backlog in renewing medical cards is outrageous and causing untold difficulties to thousands of ill Older People according to the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament. As it is self-evident from the HSE’s own figures and statistics that the vast majority of Older People qualify for a medical card, the ISCP proposes that until such […]

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Proposed Medical Card Charges Will Hit The Most Vulnerable!

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is concerned that the proposed prescription charge will place an increased financial burden on Older People. Responding to the comments made by Minister for Health Mary Harney, Maíréad Hayes CEO of the Parliament has said that the proposed 50 cent charge per prescribed item could result in a hefty monthly […]

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Over 70 medical card crisis: Call to action

TO: Each Organisation affiliated to the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Dear Colleague, This is a very difficult time for Older People in Ireland. Since Budget Day the issue of the withdrawal of the Medical Card for Older People has dominated the airwaves and, indeed, the Parliament has been inundated with ‘phone calls and emails from […]

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