Monday 23 October 2017

Losing medical cards means we are excluded from proper care

Pensioners can forfeit their right to a medical card if their income is too high. Stock photo
Pensioners can forfeit their right to a medical card if their income is too high. Stock photo
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The cancellation of our medical cards has made it clear to my wife and I that the onset of major illness, necessitating hospitalisation or expensive medication to be paid for in full, would unquestionably be beyond our means.

This fact, I suggest, could only be readily apparent to any authority or authorities entrusted in examining our financial situation.

In an examination of pensioners over 70 years of age, if you hold a medical card and your income is above a stipulated ceiling, then you forfeit your right to retain the card or cards.

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