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
Drug Payment Scheme
Reduce the Drug Payment Scheme threshold to €100.
Reduce expenses for single-headed households
Reduce the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold for single-headed households to €72.
Abolish prescription charges
Abolish prescription charges on a phased basis.