Saturday 25 February 2017

Leo Varadkar: Free GP care for under-sixes a significant step on road to universal health care

Leo Varadkar

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

The agreement reached this week on GP care without fees for the under sixes and over 70s is a significant breakthrough. It is a major step forward in improving access, quality and affordability of health care in Ireland.

It also marks the most tangible step forward so far along the road to universal health care.

A lot of groundwork has been done in the past few years but this will be the most visible. I welcome the support for it from the ICGP, Asthma Society and Children's Rights Alliance.

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