Reducing Health Costs

We will reduce those costs that stop people accessing needed care.

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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.

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Fianna Fáil’s plan to reduce health costs

Here’s how we do it:

  1. Drug Payment Scheme

    Reduce the Drug Payment scheme threshold to €100

  2. For single-headed households, too

    Reduce the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold for single-headed households to €72

  3. Abolish prescription charges

    Abolish prescription charges on a phased basis.

Core issues in Health

Tackle Waiting Times

We will expand the Treatment Purchase Fund to reduce waiting times and use it for outpatient waiting lists as well.

Prioritise Mental Health

We will give mental health parity of esteem with physical health and dramatically improve Child and Adolescent services.

Tackle Hospital Overcrowding

We will increase hospital capacity to meet growing demand and provide more supports and beds for the elderly who need it.

Expand Primary Care

We will make access to primary and community care a priority.

Reducing Health Costs

We will reduce those costs that stop people accessing needed care.

Reform Health Service Delivery

Working with frontline staff we will make healthcare safer and more efficient.

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