Wednesday 7 December 2016

Miracle cash cure needed for scheme to succeed

Published 03/06/2014 | 02:30

THE Government will need a miracle cure of the financial kind if it is to meet its promise to have free GP care for all by 2016.

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Even if it can come up with the figure of €332m – the annual cost of the measure – it is facing into a set of huge obstacles which could derail the plan.

Central to delivering on free GP visits will be the agreement of the doctors themselves – and direct talks have not even begun yet with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).

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