Submitted by Peter Hargreaves on Saturday 7th August 2021
Published on Wednesday 18th August 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 18th February 2022
Current Signatures: 963
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s
Continue to give free NHS prescriptions to over 60s. The Government is consulting on aligning the upper age exemption for NHS prescription charges with the State Pension age (SPA), which would render many people in their 60s ineligible.
Over 60s are generally more susceptible to health issues, and after pension age, have less money available to pay large sums for repeated prescriptions.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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