Medical cards

HSE medical card

The Irish Cancer Society has heard from distressed cancer patients about their medical card experiences. There seems to be more and more problems for cancer patients applying for a discretionary medical card (discretionary medical cards are granted to people who are over the financial means test but would suffer ‘undue hardship’ if they were refused a card).

We heard from many financially stretched cancer patients who were refused a card or who lost it after a review.

We will continue to advocate on this issue. 

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