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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