Petition of Nikki Turner on behalf of United Community Action Network: Removing prescription charges for Community Service Card holders
Published date: 15 Sep 2022
That the House of Representatives urge the Government to amend the Health Entitlements Cards Regulations 1993 to remove all prescription costs for Community Service Card holders.
Low-income households are currently experiencing significant hardship. Many are reliant on important medications. We consider that the $5 cost per item to a maximum of 20 items in any one year is a significant barrier to accessing these medications. Some large commercial organisations use their private resources to waive the $5 fee. This is not feasible for many community pharmacies. We believe this problem can be rectified by amending the Health Entitlement Cards Regulations 1993.
Signatures are now being accepted
Closing date: 2 Nov 2022 NZ Time
The petition closing date has been extended until 9 November 2022.
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