Prevent costs obstructing care.
We will reduce those costs that stop people accessing needed care. Ordinary families who are not eligible for Medical Cards or only have a GP visit card are penalised by hefty drug costs.
The current drug payment scheme exacts too much from working families already struggling with costs. Reducing the financial impact of drugs necessary to deal with a variety of illnesses is an important part of cutting costs for families.
Fianna Fáil’s plan to reduce health costs
Here’s how we do it:
Drug Payment Scheme
Reduce the Drug Payment scheme threshold to €100
For single-headed households, too
Reduce the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold for single-headed households to €72
Abolish prescription charges
Abolish prescription charges on a phased basis.