Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Health Senator Marc MacSharry has called on the Government to immediately call a halt to plans to take 35,000 medical cards off the elderly.
He said the legislation currently going through the Seanad that will see thousands of older people across the country lose their medical card. This is very “shortsighted” he said.
“This must stop. I am appealing to the government to reconsider this mean and highly damaging policy before many more people who depend on their medical cards lose that vital support without warning next year,” added Senator MacSharry.