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 extracts 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

  1. Drug Payment Scheme

    Reduce the Drug Payment Scheme threshold to €100.

  2. Reduce expenses for single-headed households

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

  3. Abolish prescription charges

    Abolish prescription charges on a phased basis.

Affordable Childcare

At more than €155 per week, childcare costs are far beyond what is affordable for most people in Ireland.

Building Affordable Homes

The state has to step up and build affordable units in the right places.

Driving Down Energy Costs

Irish consumers already pay more for gas and electricity than the vast majority of households across the EU.

Insurance Costs

Premiums are far in excess of what is reasonable or fair for the Irish consumer and higher than the European average.

Reduce Mortgage Interest Rates

The Irish government should take the side of home owners, not banks.

Reducing Health Costs

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

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