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Liveline Tuesday 13 May 2014

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Pauline’s brother was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma four years ago.   He received treatment and was on Interferon, unfortunately 18 months ago the cancer returned.   He has been told his only hope is to get treatment with Ipilimumab (IPPY).   He changed insurers two years ago and unfortunately his new insurer doesn’t cover IPPY.  According to Aviva they consult with the National Centre for Pharmaeconomics - the drug is assessed on both its clinical and cost effectiveness.    The NCPE advised them against covering the drug at the price quoted by the drug company    If he had stayed with his old insurer (VHI) he would have been covered and if he was a public patient in the Mater Public hospital then the treatment would have been covered via NCCP.    

 John was listening to the discussion on yesterday’s show about the Garda Reserves.   He applied to become a Garda – out of 25000 he came in top 500.  Was on a waiting list for 5 years.  His life was on hold, always wanted to be a Garda. He had done all the testing, aptitude, medical, physical, screening.   Devastated when he got the letter saying the list had been scrapped.

 Barry has planning permission and is ready to start building his home on family land in county Galway etc , designs are done.   He completely underestimated how much more the costs would be to satisfy the new self build regulations - without the steel schedule or the fire certification.


Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Pauline's brother has been told the only hope he has of surviving cancer is to get the drug IPPY.

Garda Reserves

Garda Reserves

 John would love to be a Garda

Self-building Regulations

Self-building Regulations

The added cost of the new self-build regulations


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