This morning.

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.

Meanwhile…

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9 thoughts on “On The Margins

    1. Martco

      ah now @BB
      sure that insincere smile & the shiny suit are a vital part of selling white pvc doubleglazed windows & doors
      he’d be lost without it

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  1. Fairhill

    It’s lovely that they have taken this time and effort to make medicines affordable, they really are a caring government looking after the sick, he has my vote anyway

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  2. Chris

    “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. ” This is sarcastic because the cohort of the population already get their health care for free anyway so because this small help everyone else doesn’t give them a free house so of course it’s cruel and unfeeling etc..

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