The HSE had indicated that it would not be immediately possible to restore the thousands of cards taken away
A senior Government source has said that all issues around discretionary medical cards are being examined, including the possibility of returning discretionary cards already removed as part of the review process.
The HSE had indicated that it would not be immediately possible to restore the thousands of cards taken away before the review was suspended.
It said that people who have been refused medical cards will not have the decision overturned following the suspension of the review because it is not legally possible.
The Government has faced mounting criticism for the review process, with it being blamed for both Labour and Fine Gael’s poor performances in the local and European elections.
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