FG warns prescription charges will hit most vulnerable

FG warns prescription charges will hit most vulnerable

Fine Gael has warned that the Government's decision to impose prescription charges on medical card holders could have far-reaching health consequences.

The party is citing the findings of an expert group, which claims the move could prevent medical card holders from taking medicines necessary for their health.

The report also claims the measure is unlikely to raise enough revenue to cover the administration costs involved.

The party's health spokesman James Reilly said the decision would only serve to hurt the most vulnerable and sickest in society.


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