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Medical Cards

Dáil Question on medical exam for over 70s drivers’ license – 18th September 2013

Dáil Question No: 1584 To ask the Minister for Health the reason the medical card does not cover the cost of a medical with a general practitioner for an over 70s drivers licence, particularly when the eye sight test is covered by the medical card for the […]

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Dáil Question on medical cards denied to children with long-term illnesses – 18th September 2013

Dáil Question No: 1395 To ask the Minister for Health the reason medical cards which have been issued to children at birth on medical grounds may be refused on renewal despite no change in their medical condition which has been diagnosed as a long term illness; and […]

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Dáil Question on GPs charging medical card holders for blood tests January 2013

QUESTION NO: 1090 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health (Mr White) by Deputy Anthony Lawlor for WRITTEN ANSWER on 16/01/2013 * To ask the Minister for Health the number of general practitioners who have been reported to the Health Service […]

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Lawlor continuing to pursue GPs who charge medical card holders for blood tests

5th October 2012 Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, is hoping that the new Minister of State at the Department of Health, Alex White TD, will tackle the continuing practice by some GPs to charge medical card patients for routine blood tests, There currently exists […]

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