There has been a broad welcome to the Minister for Health's commitment to providing medical cards to over 10,000 sick children in Ireland.
Yesterday, Simon Harris said he was very confident that he would be able to get cross-party support for this Bill when it is brought to the Oireachtas.
The bill would automatically provide medical cards for very sick children who are in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance.
Founder and CEO of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation, Jonathan Irwin, has praised Minister Harris: “What Simon has done is absolutely brilliant,
“The only thing that I would ask to be added to it, is that children be recognised in their own right, as an individual person, but Simon Harris has done such a good thing that we have been fighting for for over 20 years and I really take my hat off to him.”