Saturday 21 October 2017

Health: At a glance . . .

* Free GP care for all children under five.

* 35,000 over-70s to lose full medical card.

* 22,000 to lose return-to-work medical card.

* €113m worth of ineligible cards to be found.

* Medical card prescription charges rise from €1.50 to €2.50.

* Overall €666m cuts and savings must be found.

* €10m extra for mental health.

* 2,600 health staff to go.

Irish Independent

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