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From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment HSE

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment

The HSE has defended the use of debt collection agencies.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card Exclusive

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card Opinion

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back CervicalCheck

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

From TheJournal.ie 'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests Free Healthcare

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers Versatis

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments Lisa Needs Braces

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability Welcome Change

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

Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill Contraception

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

From TheJournal.ie Lucy O'Connor receives medical card after mother's battle with HSE Good News

Lucy O'Connor receives medical card after mother's battle with HSE

The nine-year-old cancer patient had been denied a discretionary medical card.

From TheJournal.ie 18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House Medical Card

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of cancer victim claims HSE 'revealed sensitive detail' about daughter's medical card refusal Data

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

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

From TheJournal.ie "Lucy's terrible story about her medical card isn't the first - but it was bound to happen" Lucy O'connor

"Lucy's terrible story about her medical card isn't the first - but it was bound to happen"

The story of the HSE’s refusal to provide a child with cancer a medical card has sparked criticism of the system.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs? Health

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles' Health Care

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets Along In A Minute

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign Ronan's Cause

'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign

Ronan Woodhouse will receive the card within the next seven to 10 days, his mother said.

From TheJournal.ie Have a medical card and on Long Term Illness Scheme? You could be due money Charges

Have a medical card and on Long Term Illness Scheme? You could be due money

The HSE is to refund the prescription charge that some people paid even though they had a medical card and were on the LTI scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more' Families Battle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children Our Childrens Health

'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children

Those launching the campaign said they will maintain a presence outside Government Buildings until legislation is changed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why was the medical card taken from our son who has a rare disease?' Alexander Coyle

'Why was the medical card taken from our son who has a rare disease?'

The Coyle family say that it would cost over a thousand euro every month just for the basics to care for their son.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year Tighten Up

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade Medical Cards

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

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Medical card cuts are still as set out in the Budget Labour

Gilmore: Medical card cuts are still as set out in the Budget

The Tánaiste also spoke about his own salary and the ‘squeezed middle’.

From TheJournal.ie “This is the worst small country in the western world to be sick in” Medical Cards

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Today everyone’s been talking about the HSE’s €2.6 million payout, Marie Fleming being asked to provide proof of her illness and why President Higgins’ adviser left her job.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach knew about medical card case he says he wasn't told about Medical Cards

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is a balancing act': Reilly apologises over medical card problems Sorry

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

The Health Minister was speaking as the HSE launched a public information campaign today in response to recent problems

From TheJournal.ie HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome Health Cuts

HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome

A family faced having to pay for their daughter’s oxygen tanks and feeding tubes after the HSE granted them a GP visit card instead of a full medical card.

From TheJournal.ie “There has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards” – James Reilly Medical Cards

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

The Minster for Health also said that it has never been the case that having a particular illness guarantees access to a medical card

From TheJournal.ie Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill Morning After Pill

Monday is the most common day women request the morning-after pill

While Dublin and Cork City are the most popular places for morning after pill consultations.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

From TheJournal.ie Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts Health

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts

The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.

From TheJournal.ie Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland Health

Boots to cut cost of prescription medicines for customers in Ireland

The pharmacy says that it is to lower the cost of the majority of its prescription medicines which will save customers on average 25 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Call for urgent review of the medical card applications system Healthcare

Call for urgent review of the medical card applications system

Delegates at the Irish Medical Organisation’s annual conference have called on the Minister for Heath to investigate delays in medical cards being issued.

From TheJournal.ie Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists Dentists

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

From TheJournal.ie Union criticises 'flawed' newspaper report on pharmacy mark-ups Pharmacies

Union criticises 'flawed' newspaper report on pharmacy mark-ups

The Irish Pharmacy Union criticises an Irish Independent report that some chemists mark-up prices by up to 354 per cent.

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