Fine Gael to maintain prescription charges

Elderly medical card applicants will continue to be means tested.
€25 pension rise …by 2021.

Sligo News File Online.

The Taoiseach visited Sligo yesterday to repeat Fine Gael’s election promise to the elderly.

The package:

Prescription charges to be retained – capped at €17.50.

Applicants seeking medical cards will continue to be means tested.

A €25 increase in the State pension – to follow in 5 years time.

An extra €5 in the Living Alone Allowance – payable from 2021

More primary care centres.

A Citizens Assembly – to tell the government what the needs of the people are.

The Health Minister is also to visit Sligo this week.