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As senior citizens gather this afternoon to protest the cuts seen in last week’s budget the spotlight has focussed once again on medical cards, for the over seventies, for discretionary cases and for the under fives. The stories highlighted in recent days of people with severe medical hardship losing their medical cards continue to cause concern Whether it was the case of “Stella” who spoke to the Minister for Finance on this programme last Wednesday about her two boys with Cerebral Palsy or “Lydia” who talked to Joe Duffy last Friday about her severely disabled daughter… or the many other ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1022/481963-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-22-october-2013/?clipid=1338947
One of the most contentious issues from Budget 2014 has been the decision to cut €113 million from the Medical Card Budget. Minister James Reilly has tried to reassure card holders that those who are entitled to their medical card will not lose it and have nothing to worry about. But, for those with “discretionary” medical cards where their income is over the cut off point but who were given the cards on grounds of undue hardship these are worrying times. And a small number of people in the over 70s age group are likely to be moved to a ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1018/481154-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-18-october-2013/?clipid=1336086
Although the HSE say there has been no change to the eligibility criteria for medical cards for cancer patients, callers describe the difficulties in qualifying for one to help during their cancer treatmenthttp://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0712/462149-liveline-friday-12-july-2013/?clipid=1264823
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It emerged last week that nearly half of the population is in receipt of medical cards. As unemployment shows no sign of falling and times are not getting any easier for many, if not most families, this may not come as a shock to many. By the end of 2013 full medical and GP-only cards are expected to cost the taxpayer €2.5bn in medical fees and drugs costs. But can we afford to pay for 50% of the population to be on medical cards? According to Fine Gael senator, Colm Burke 90% of our income tax goes on health services. ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-pat-kenny/programmes/2013/0219/368516-today-with-pat-kenny-tuesday-19th-february-2013/?clipid=1002772
Callers talk about their experiences of Post Polio Syndrome. Eddie contracted polio when he was 3-and-a-half. In 2001 he started to get pains in his lower back and realised it was the start of Post Polio Syndrome. Ann was hospitalised with polio when she was 4 and spent 8 years in hospital making both her Holy Communion and Confirmation there. She says when she left hospital she cried because she felt the nurses and doctors were her family. Antoinette remembers her sister Rosaleen contracting polio when she was 4. Her mother told her that Rosaleen was in an iron lung. ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0131/365510-liveline-thursday-31st-january-2013/?clipid=988670
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