Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (465)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

465. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form per county the number of people over the age of 70 years who have had their medical card eligibility reviewed in 2010, 2011 and 2012; the number of medical cards that have been cancelled as a result of the review; the number of medical cards that have been cancelled as a result of incomplete documentation submitted for review purposes; the number held to be eligible for the full medical card upon completion of the review; the number of medical cards that have been cancelled pending the outcome of the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10943/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have asked the Health Service Executive for a report on the issue raised by the Deputy. I will revert to the Deputy on the matter as soon as possible.