Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 681 No. 4

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  224.  Deputy Finian McGrath  Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if she will respond to a query (details supplied). [17531/09]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  Automatic entitlement to a medical card for persons aged 70 and over ceased under the Health Act 2008 which came into effect on 1st January 2009. In response to the query posed by the Deputy, I have no reason to believe that the withdrawal of automatic entitlement gives rise to any constitutional issue.


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