Harney refuses to rule out raising prescription charges

Harney refuses to rule out raising prescription charges

Health Minister Mary Harney has today refused to rule out a further price hike in medical prescriptions to help boost the economy.

A new levy, which came into force today, will see almost 1.5 million medical card holders paying 50c for each item dispensed on prescription.

The charge is capped at €10 per family a month. Some people are exempt, such as those on the long-term illness scheme.


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