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#Medical Cards

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards Children's Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards Treatment Plan

Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards

And pensioners will receive cheaper medicine.

From TheJournal.ie Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards BACKLOG

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests Not On Us

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

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

From TheJournal.ie More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

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

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon Medical Cards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy Medical Cards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE Medical Cards

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

The family were denied a discretionary medical card.

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

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs? Must Have Missed That Memo

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

Who told whom what, and when?

From TheJournal.ie Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test HSE

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed Reform

Terminally ill patients will no longer have their medical cards reviewed

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

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget' Objects Of Desire

Here are the 6 objects that scream 'Irish Budget'

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

From TheJournal.ie Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry' Leo

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

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid Report

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse' Still Ill

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin Fraud

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Angry parents and 'Gaza' banners greet ministers, as new term begins End Of Summer

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me Medical Cards

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards WORRIED

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens Emma Sloan

Teenager's death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

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.

From TheJournal.ie Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients Terminally Ill

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

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.

From TheJournal.ie Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive' Sick Children

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

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

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour's biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain Reinstated

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress' Not Perfect

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

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

From TheJournal.ie Over 15,000 people are being given back their medical cards U-turn

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

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

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