Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (589)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

589. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive projection of 1,875,707 medical cards for 2014 still stands. [15321/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I am advised by the HSE that monthly performance in relation to the 2014 HSE Service Plan is updated monthly and is publicly available on the HSE website under "Publications".

While the outcome of the assessment of eligibility of new applications for Medical Cards and eligibility reviews of existing cardholders cannot be predetermined, the 2014 HSE Service Plan sets out the planned level of service for the Medial Card Scheme activity in 2014 as follows: The number of persons covered by Medical Cards - 1,875,707.