Government approves free GP care for children under six

Ministers have signed off on plans to provide free GP care for the under 6's.

The legislation, which was agreed at cabinet this morning, will now be published and brought before the Dáil for approval.

The aim is to have the scheme up and running by the middle of this year.

Health Minister James Reilly will now go back to the Irish Medical Organisation with a new proposal to initiate talks on their involvement in the scheme.

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