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Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Louise O'Reilly: We can get it dealt with now.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: There are British, Irish and EU citizens living in Northern Ireland. Let us say one was travel to France, get sick, incur healthcare costs of €20,000 and go home. This Bill provides for reimbursement, so that can happen. Will the Minister explain how that payment mechanism will work? Ultimately, will the Irish State pay the €20,000 bill or is there some reciprocal...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: I will deal with Deputy Donnelly's point before addressing the substance of Deputy O'Reilly's amendments. This is a unilateral decision Ireland is taking, not a bilateral arrangement with the UK Government. We as a State are making this decision to fulfil what we believe are our responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement. Irish taxpayers will meet the reimbursement costs and there is...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: I seek clarification on two issues. First, the figure I have for the cost of the scheme is €5 million. Will the Minister confirm that is the figure with which he is working, and whether it is provisioned within the budget? Second, while I appreciate that the mechanism is not contained in the primary legislation, I presume the regulations are well advanced at this stage. Will the...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: The Deputy is correct that the €5 million is thepro ratacost. It is an estimate based on a similar pattern of usage for Irish patients. Some €5.3 million is our most accurate estimate of the cost and it has been provisioned for as part of our Brexit contingency funding. A Belfast resident who gets sick in an unplanned manner while on holiday in France and finds himself or...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Where stands amendment No. 1?

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Louise O'Reilly: On the basis of the information the Minister has given, due to the reasons he has outlined, and on the proviso that we will be kept updated on the operation of this scheme, I will withdraw the amendment. The intention of my amendment is clear, but I do not want to create a scenario where we have no provision at all, which is my understanding of what would happen. That cannot happen. While...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Pat Gallagher: It is an internal matter among the Deputies. I will give Deputy Michael Collins one minute only.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Michael Collins: With Brexit approaching, it will, no doubt, have important consequences for Irish people who must travel to Northern Ireland with their children for important health procedures because waiting lists in the Republic of Ireland are too long. It is vital that the Government navigates its way through uncertain times with our heads well screwed on so that important agreements are held in place...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Katherine Zappone: I welcome the opportunity to conclude, particularly since the Minister for Health introduced the Bill on his and my own behalf. I will discuss the aspect of this Bill relating to the national childcare scheme along with another issue raised during Second Stage. I will launch the national childcare scheme in a few weeks. It is our pathway to accessible, affordable and quality childcare in...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Question put and agreed to.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Sections 1 to 3, inclusive, agreed to.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

NEW SECTION

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Amendments No. 1 to 4, inclusive, may be discussed together.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Louise O'Reilly: I move amendment No. 1:In page 5, between lines 13 and 14, to insert the following:"Issuance of European Health Insurance Card to eligible persons 4.(1) An eligible person shall be entitled to a European Health Insurance Card to be issued by the Executive. (2) An application for a European Health Insurance Card by an eligible person under subsection (1)shall be made in the prescribed form...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (15 Oct 2019)

Stephen Donnelly: Regarding the exact mechanism by which this will work, citizens in Northern Ireland will not have one of these cards. The explanatory memorandum was not great at explaining exactly how the cash is going to flow. I can ask my question now or I can do so during the debate on the relevant section. I do not want to mix up Deputy O'Reilly's amendments.

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Mattie McGrath: I am pleased to be able to speak on the Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. I acknowledge the excellent briefing prepared by Ms Emily Heery and the Oireachtas Library and Research Service. The Bill seeks to maintain the provision of certain health benefits, including the European health insurance card, EHIC, to eligible residents of Northern Ireland and to make...

Health and Childcare Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 [Seanad]: Second Stage (15 Oct 2019)

Simon Harris: Deputy McGrath has changed a few times.

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