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    Default Fianna Fails first strike, 50c tax on prescriptions from today with extra ESB costs.

    So the war against the poor continues, however the dirty fianna fail scoundrels hit new lows by attacking the very poorest people of the Irish nation.

    As from today the 50c tax per prescription comes into force, not only does this add extra cost to the poorest people in society but will ensure that many people who can not afford to survive will now be deciding to choose between food or health.

    But adding to the misery of many will be the new Green tax on all utility bills also expected this October.

    With a tough budget around the corner, the battle against the poorest people in society is continued by Fianna Fail and the Greens.




    The controversial 50 cent per-item prescription charge for medical card patients is to come into effect from October 1, Health Minister Mary Harney has announced.

    The measure was announced in the last Budget, after a much higher prescription charge had been suggested in the 'Bord Snip' report.
    The 50 cent charge will be in respect of each prescription item dispensed to medical card holders, the Department of Health said.

    The total charge per family per month is capped at €10 and, according to the Department, those who exceed the monthly fee ceiling will have to apply for a refund from the HSE.
    Prescription charge from October 1

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    does this apply to methadone programmes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    So the war against the poor continues, however the dirty fianna fail scoundrels hit new lows by attacking the very poorest people of the Irish nation.

    As from today the 50c tax per prescription comes into force, not only does this add extra cost to the poorest people in society but will ensure that many people who can not afford to survive will now be deciding to choose between food or health.

    But adding to the misery of many will be the new Green tax on all utility bills also expected this October.

    With a tough budget around the corner, the battle against the poorest people in society is continued by Fianna Fail and the Greens.
    What a load of jibberish. A 50c charge on each item, capped at e10 per month per family and you honestly believe that this will force people to choose food over health. Why don't you leave planet entitlement for a while and join the real world.





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    50c isn't going to kill anyone. What people get for nothing, they don't appreciate.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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    What a load of jibberish. A 50c charge on each item, capped at e10 per month per family and you honestly believe that this will force people to choose food over health. Why don't you leave planet entitlement for a while and join the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarshBuzz View Post
    does this apply to methadone programmes?
    Methadone and children are the only exemption. Everyone else has to pay - homeless etc

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    Here's the IT report. The scariest thing is there are apparently 1.5 million people with medical card. 1.5 MILLION! That's a lot of GP visits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    deciding to choose between food or health.
    Gimme a break.

    The problem with State services is that demand expands to meet the supply. Even a token barrier prevents self-needy sucklers from latching on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig.od View Post
    Methadone and children are the only exemption. Everyone else has to pay - homeless etc
    fecks sake, can't believe they exempted methadone

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    Why is it in Ireland the state pays higher costs for medicines than they pay in Northern Ireland? Cancer treatments cost the HSE 3times what they cost the Health service in N. Ireland. maybe they should try negoaite better prices before they rip off their citizens....

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