Medical card issue has not gone away

The removal of universal entitlement is a big issue for older people, writes Emma Kennedy

6th March, 2010

All things pension related took centre stage last week, with old and young alike digesting new policies that will affect their finances for years to come.

However, some older people are feeling much more immediate financial pressures as a result of a host of other recent changes in policy by the government.

Probably most controversial among these changes was the government’s decision to remove universal entitlement to a medical card for the over 70s. While...

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