Campaign for Medical Cards for Children in receipt of DCA

Signatories to Medical Card Campaign
Special Needs Parents Association has been supporting a campaign by Our Children’s Health for all 26,000 children whose parents are currently are in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance to be automatically entitled to a medical card on the basis of medical needs rather than the current system of financial needs only being taken into consideration. Approximately 9,000 out of 26,000 children with significant care needs that have already faced a medical assessment to be in receipt of DCA do not hold medical cards.

On Tuesday 17th, Our Children’s Health campaigner Kevin Shortall sent a second letter to Enda Kenny and several Ministers with the support of several organisations as signatories and an online petition currently stands at 65,000.

Click here to read the letter