Friday November 27, 2020

HSE letter aims to clear up medical cards confusion

Over the past fortnight, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has written to more than 300,000 elderly people outlining the new rules that apply to medical cards for the over-70s.

24th January, 2009

Over the past fortnight, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has written to more than 300,000 elderly people outlining the new rules that apply to medical cards for the over-70s.

The revision of the medical card scheme has been fraught with controversy. In last October’s budget, the government announced its decision to scrap the automatic entitlement to a medical card for people aged 70 and over. Angry protests and heated debates forced a government rethink, and...

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