News

Government decision to expand medical card access for terminally ill people a major help according to local Minister

Feb 10, 2021 13:02 By Shannonside News
Government decision to expand medical card access for terminally ill people a major help according to local Minister Government decision to expand medical card access for terminally ill people a major help according to local Minister
Share this article

Minister of State Frank Feighan is welcoming the decision of the government to expand access to medical cards for people who are terminally ill. The

Minister of State Frank Feighan is welcoming the decision of the government to expand access to medical cards for people who are terminally ill.

The scheme was approved by cabinet this week and will be in place for an interim period of 12 months before legislation is introduced to make it permanent.

Medical cards are usually means tested but this does not apply to people who are terminally ill and who have a prognosis of less than 12 months.

Advertisement

It's estimated that almost 2,000 such medical cards are presently granted to people around the country.

Minister Feighan says the change to extend the time for the cards from 12 months to 24 will greatly help people who find themselves in devastating circumstance:

Advertisement

 

Tags used in this article
Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shannonside Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2023 Shannonside FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus