Thursday September 24, 2020

More medical cards issued than expected

The budget for the state’s medical card scheme could come under pressure as the number of medical cards issued so far this year is ahead of projections, writes Emma Kennedy.

25th September, 2010

In its latest monthly performance report, the Health Service Executive said the number of people with medical cards was ahead of target.

‘‘In July, there were 5,709more persons covered by a medical card than projected,” the report said. ‘‘This expenditure will require close monitoring to yearend.”

Medical cards are issued by the HSE, and entitle holders to a range of health services free of charge, including doctor visits, hospital...

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