5 December 2001
Sinn Fein slams `missed opportunity' on Medical card
``A missed opportunity'' is how Sinn Fein spokesperson on health, Aengus Ó Snódaigh described the decision of the Minister for Finance not to extend eligibilty for the medical card scheme.
``Once again we see Charlie McCreevy dishing out benefits to big business and high earners while neglecting those who can't afford proper health care services in this country.
``His decision not to extend eligibility for the medical card scheme is a missed opportunity for a Minister for Finance who has had an abundance of cash at his disposal for last number of budgets.''
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