All is changed on the contentious issue of medical cards

Posted in Articles by saraburke on May 30, 2014

Enda Kenny promised to fix the “medical card mess”, while Minister James Reilly floated the idea of a third tier to medical card access. Yesterday’s announcement by Junior Minister Alex White means they might both deliver on these significant promises. My analysis from the Irish Independent on significant shift in policy on medical cards from Irish Independent on 30 May 2014. (more…)

Continued slashing of health budget may yet bring down this Government

Posted in Articles by saraburke on May 26, 2014

See below for post-election analysis from Irish Independent on 26 May 2014.

FIFTY-SEVEN per cent of voters cited the removal of discretionary medical cards as the main reason for their fury with the Government last Friday. Anger about medical cards came ahead of water charges and property tax in the RTE exit poll. (more…)