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.
Prescription charge from October 1The 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.