Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Questions (913)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

913. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated additional cost of extending free prescription medicines to the entire population and of abolishing prescription charges. [18088/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The annual estimated cost of abolishing prescription charges for all medical card holders is €82m.

In relation to the Deputy's question regarding the extension of free prescription medicines to the entire population, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.