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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