Prescription charges set to be cut in Budget 2017

Prescription charges set to be cut in Budget 2017
Health minister Simon Harris Pic: RollingNews.ie

Simon Harris to seek reduction in talks next month

Medical card holders are set to get their prescription charges reduced in the forthcoming budget. 

The current €2.50 charge is levied on each prescribed medicine dispensed and is capped at €25 per month per person or family.

Former health minister James Reilly pledged to abolish the charge, which was 50 cent five years ago, but ended up increasing it five-fold for the country’s 1.7 million medical card holders.

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