215,000 included in new expansion of GP Visit Card remit

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea.

FIANNA Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has welcomed the further expansion of eligibility for GP visit cards.

Since last Monday, some 215,000 people are newly eligible to apply for the cards. It is part of the biggest expansion in eligibility for free GP care in the history of the state is set to cover up to 500,000 people.

“This is great news for those now eligible to apply and it is yet another example of Fianna Fáil in government making health care more affordable. Not only is this making healthcare more affordable for patients, it will also improve health outcomes,” Deputy O’Dea said.

Removing the financial barrier to accessing a GP encourages people to seek treatment at an earlier stage.”

To apply for the GP Visit Card, or find out more about eligibility, visit HSE.ie.

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