Cut in medical card income limit


Sir, – Minister of State, Alex White (Home News, May 2nd) continues to perpetuate the myth that “only the wealthiest 5 per cent” are to be affected by the latest reduction in income limits for medical cards. I have seen this figure of 95 per cent eligibility for medical cards in respect of the over-70 age group quoted before by Government spinners. Where is this figure coming from? I don’t believe it. – Yours, etc,


Harbour View, Wicklow.