Written Answers - Medical Cards

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 746 No. 3

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  609.  Deputy John Lyons  Information on John Lyons  Zoom on John Lyons   asked the Minister for Health  Information on Dr James Reilly  Zoom on Dr James Reilly   the circumstances under which someone may be awarded a medical card due to exceptional and regular medical treatment or visits to the doctor even if they are above the income guidelines; if this is based on genuine medical need or the financial hardship their treatment causes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34534/11]

[776]Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall  I have asked the Health Service Executive for a report on the issue raised by the Deputy. I will revert to the Deputy on the matter as soon as possible.


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