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Budget 2016: Backdown on free GP care for under-18s

Plan modified to cover only children under 11

12th October, 2015

The government is not expected to deliver on its promise of free GP care for all youngsters under 18 in this afternoon’s budget.

Health minister Leo Varadkar had previously declared that it was “very doable” to extend the free GP care for under-sixes scheme to all under 18-year-olds “in the next year or two”. It’s widely expected however, that Budget 2016 will include a plan to extend free GP care to all children under...

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