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Medical Card for Over 70s: Fees payable to General Practitioners (Sullivan Report)

Medical Card for Over 70s: Fees payable to General Practitioners (Sullivan Report)

Medical Card for Over 70s: Fees payable to General Practitioners (Sullivan Report)

In the context of the Government decision to end the arrangements whereby medical cards are issued automatically, without a means test, to all those aged 70 and over, a new income threshold was set and the Government decided to introduce a new single capitation rate payable in respect of patients aged 70 and over. I was asked to recommend a new rate for consideration by the Minister for Health & Children and the Government.

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