Voluntary payments

As a pensioner I get just about everryting free, and this leaves me with a slightly uncomfortable feeling.

I collect a prescription, three items, every 8 weeks. The pharmcist says I cannot make a payment, since they do not know how much it costs, and have no wy of accepting a payment, anyway. I also get free batteries for my hearing aids, when that cost is not very significant.

I appreciaate that it is not acceptale to require  pensioners in general to pay the full prescription price - I would not like to have to do that, but some means for allowing them to make a voluntary payment if they feel they can afford to do so would make a small difference.


Why the contribution is important

A small voluntry increase in DHSC income.

by mon on August 07, 2018 at 09:56AM

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  • Posted by LucyLu August 07, 2018 at 19:34

    But it’s not free, you have paid into a system all your life in order to receive healthcare.
    Donations towards a particular group or local charity would see anyone who wanted to contribute more better directed, rather than just handed across to DHSC/Gov
  • Posted by Nicola2IOMGov August 09, 2018 at 09:15

    I think there should not be any free prescriptions for pensioners unless they have chronic problems/special needs/needy.
    P.S. I am a pensioner

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