Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (317, 318)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

317. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of reducing the monthly threshold on the drug payment scheme for a family to €62.50; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53663/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

318. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of reducing the monthly threshold on the drug payment scheme for a family to €42; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53664/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 317 and 318 together.

Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.