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Postby pinkfink9 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:50 pm

are we affected by the budget? like medically? if we have a LTI are we going to pay for meds? cant figure it out.
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Re: LTI

Postby Matthew » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:20 pm

http://www.budget.gov.ie/Budgets/2010/S ... spx#Health

Prescription charge of 50c per item
The number of prescriptions under the GMS has increased in recent years from 12.79m in 2004 to 15.65 m in 2008. The number of items dispensed in the GMS has increased from 35m to 48.21m in the same period. To address the associated rising costs a 50 cent charge per item subject to a monthly ceiling of €10 per family is being introduced for the GMS and LTI scheme.
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Re: LTI

Postby willieb » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:13 pm

so we only pay a €10 a month on our prescription is it not over that??
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Re: LTI

Postby Roo » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:17 pm

While I don't have any major objection to paying a tenner a month for all the meds I get I would worry about the Government doing what they have done with the Drugs Payment Scheme and creeping this amount up every time they have a budget the DPS charge has jumped from 90 to 120 in a very short period of time.
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Re: LTI

Postby Liam » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:41 am

Next year it could be a €1 per item and then they might take away the cap. This will just go up and up!
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Re: LTI

Postby Pidley » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:23 pm

or it very well could be that in a years time they do away with any charge, its always harder to see these fat cats doing the right thing, but a change in who runs the country will bring about a shed load of promises, and im sure among those will be the reduction if not removal of any charge

things are going to be tough for all of us this year, and especilly with xmas just on the door step, we just have to look ahead and keep the ball rolling, keep the pressure on those we need to squeeze and make them make those promises
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Re: LTI

Postby Liam » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:43 am

True, but alot of squeezing with have to be done!
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Re: LTI

Postby Pidley » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:58 pm

so lets all get squeezeing
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Re: LTI

Postby Roo » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:47 pm

Lots of squeezing when we're not wheezing and sneezing! :twisted:
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Re: LTI

Postby Liam » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:56 am

Good one, Roo!
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Re: LTI

Postby airulea » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Thanks for letting us know!

Don't mind €10 but my worry is same as Liams.... that it will go up every year and suddenly have no cap... then we'd have no money left!
I know we get our meds for free but really hope it stays that way the way things are sneaking in.
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Re: LTI

Postby pinkfink9 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:34 pm

ok so here is another question. my teenwcf needs a mole removed, can she get that done on lti ? we dont have medical card.
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Re: LTI

Postby Pidley » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:56 am

depends
if i was u id talk to the cf nurses or team in ur area
i know it may not be the same for every one, but an example was when i dislocated my knee in franch
i got back hear and had no clue who to be ringing about getting my leg looked at and since i dont keep in touch with my GP and didnt feel like haveing to go to somewher like A&E i rang the cf nurses in vinnys and they got it sorted for me

if its cosmetic, then ur going to have to pay
if its medical then the LTI (as far as i can guess) would cover it
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Re: LTI

Postby pinkfink9 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:59 am

thanks ...yeah in abit of a dodgy spot am going to cuh on 20th so will check it out then. ;)
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Re: LTI

Postby sharon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:31 pm

ive noticed a few of ye dont go to ur gp, i always go to them so that they can deal with me if an emergency comes up - eg the snow and ice this weekend i cudnt travel to cuh so my own dr sorted me out. they also know how my lungs are so they can watch out for deteration? and that way i only go to the cuh every 3 months or so.
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