At the Grangegorman Primary Care Centre in Dublin.
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hold giant-sized cardboard ‘medical cards’ to launch the Budget 2019 changes which come into effect this week and next week.
Changes include a €10 reduction in the monthly Drugs Payment Scheme threshold from €134 to €124; a 10 per cent increase across all GP visit card weekly income thresholds; and a reduction in prescription charges from €2 to €1.50 for all medical card holders over the age of 70.
Those living on the streets, in tents, in hostels, in hotel bedrooms will be delighted. Those sharing bedrooms with strangers bcoz that’s all they can afford will celebrate. Those in debt & struggling to survive will have a party. You’ve destroyed the futures of many Irish people
— alanzfsmith (@alanzfsmith) March 25, 2019