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The political tsunami continues to cause havoc over the medical card debacle.
I am in my 70s now and I have felt very reassured by the protection of the card.
Two solutions are immediately available within the tax system:
1. Create a health tax on incomes over and above €50,000.
2. On death, inheritance tax rates could be adjusted to pay for the facility
The medical card is now an integral part of life planning and the Government will never be forgiven if they do not leave it alone.
It is untouchable.
Philip M O’Reilly
32 Goatstown Road
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