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How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'
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# Medical Cards

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 20,922 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards
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# Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

May 2nd 2017, 7:57 PM 10,829 Views 13 Comments

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards
# Treatment Plan
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# Treatment Plan

Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards

Dec 13th 2016, 7:19 PM 15,814 Views 23 Comments

And pensioners will receive cheaper medicine.

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards
# BACKLOG
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# BACKLOG

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

Aug 8th 2016, 2:45 PM 11,707 Views 11 Comments

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Jul 20th 2016, 8:45 AM 12,041 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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

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

Jul 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,797 Views 42 Comments

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

HSE publishes 2016 service plan with €100m shortfall for hospitals
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# HSE Plan

HSE publishes 2016 service plan with €100m shortfall for hospitals

Dec 16th 2015, 1:20 PM 17,107 Views 79 Comments

The HSE says that a growing and ageing population is putting a strain on the service.

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests
# Not On Us
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# Not On Us

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests

Dec 4th 2015, 1:39 PM 19,042 Views 64 Comments

Some GPs continue to pass the cost of the tests onto medical card holders, a practice not sanctioned by the HSE.

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children
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# Medical Cards

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Jul 1st 2015, 8:04 AM 16,396 Views 39 Comments

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'
# Magdalene Laundries
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# Magdalene Laundries

'Six women from our group have passed away... it’s upsetting'

Jun 10th 2015, 5:43 PM 7,868 Views 7 Comments

Some Magdelene survivors are “disappointed” with government support measures.

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague
# Sure It'll Be Grand
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# Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Apr 24th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,149 Views 96 Comments

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
# Open Wide
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# Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

Apr 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,511 Views 52 Comments

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients
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# Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

Mar 31st 2015, 5:11 PM 10,647 Views 9 Comments

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon
# Medical Cards
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# Medical Cards

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

Mar 12th 2015, 6:28 PM 45,409 Views 171 Comments

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy
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# Medical Cards

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

Feb 12th 2015, 1:46 PM 17,477 Views 57 Comments

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE
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# Medical Cards

Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE

Jan 28th 2015, 8:21 AM 20,321 Views 65 Comments

The family were denied a discretionary medical card.

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

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

Jan 21st 2015, 6:30 AM 16,440 Views 33 Comments

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

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'
# Ask A Minister
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# Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

Nov 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,820 Views 9 Comments

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
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# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,000 Views 31 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test
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# HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test

Nov 26th 2014, 8:59 AM 4,522 Views 18 Comments

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed
# Reform
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# Reform

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

Nov 25th 2014, 5:13 PM 21,080 Views 47 Comments

An array of changes to the medical card system were announced today.

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'
# Objects Of Desire
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# Objects Of Desire

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

Oct 11th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,443 Views 19 Comments

Warning to governments: Children’s shoes should be avoided at all costs.

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'
# Leo
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# Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:45 PM 12,452 Views 18 Comments

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:51 PM 13,026 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about jobs, Phil Hogan and protests in Hong Kong.

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid
# Report
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# Report

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:11 PM 9,026 Views 16 Comments

A PAC report said the reviews are a waste of money.

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'
# Still Ill
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# Still Ill

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

Sep 24th 2014, 4:12 PM 15,229 Views 71 Comments

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin
# Fraud
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# Fraud

Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin

Sep 15th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,546 Views 28 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins
# End Of Summer
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# End Of Summer

Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:48 PM 4,728 Views 8 Comments

With the Cabinet back, and the Israeli ambassador being grilled by TDs, it was also a busy day for protests at Government Buildings.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jul 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 8,241 Views 6 Comments

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me
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# Medical Cards

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:05 PM 28,405 Views 78 Comments

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards
# WORRIED
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# WORRIED

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

Jul 21st 2014, 10:40 PM 17,591 Views 54 Comments

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens
# Emma Sloan
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# Emma Sloan

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Jul 10th 2014, 1:09 PM 8,738 Views 24 Comments

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
# Terminally Ill
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# Terminally Ill

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 4,482 Views 6 Comments

Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'
# Sick Children
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# Sick Children

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'

Jun 30th 2014, 8:05 PM 5,464 Views 9 Comments

The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?
# Any Regrets?
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# Any Regrets?

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government?

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:30 PM 14,087 Views 54 Comments

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent ... Taoiseach: No it isn't
# Not A Smokescreen
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# Not A Smokescreen

FF: Your position on medical cards is incoherent ... Taoiseach: No it isn't

Jun 18th 2014, 1:29 PM 5,206 Views 27 Comments

There are concerns that thousands of people who didn’t respond to the HSE will now be left without a medical card.

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain
# Reinstated
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# Reinstated

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain

Jun 17th 2014, 10:47 PM 4,383 Views 15 Comments

Campaigners want temporary measures to be introduced that will improve the application process for new applicants.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
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# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Jun 17th 2014, 4:50 PM 8,763 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

Jun 17th 2014, 4:41 PM 7,454 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
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# U-turn

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

Jun 17th 2014, 1:19 PM 5,543 Views 29 Comments

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

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