Sunday 4 December 2016

Playing cards right

Published 26/11/2011 | 05:00

•Can I query one fundamental issue behind the current debate; the number of medical cards in existence.

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In approximate terms, the population is 4.5 million and the number of full medical cards is a staggering 1.8 million. This amounts to some 40pc of the population.

I know there are different requirements to meet to get a card, but it appears that one must have an income somewhere below a figure like €12,000.

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