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Half of children with Down Syndrome Lose Medical Card

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reproduced from irish examiner

Up to half of the country’s children with Down’s syndrome have lost their discretionary medical cards, and the group has been "disproportionately" hit by a recent clampdown, a leading advocacy group said.


Down Syndrome Ireland estimates around 1,000 children with the disability have lost the medical benefit, and that the practice of providing them with discretionary medical cards at birth — based on health needs rather than income — has ceased.

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