Sunday 26 March 2017

Medical card quick fix is still unfair

Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

THE latest band-aid measure to try to lull the criticism of discretionary medical cards has created a new wave of unfairness.

Families and individuals who had a card before centralisation of the service in 2011 are to have it returned.

The implication is that the test, using national criteria as opposed to local health office judgment, was too harsh.

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