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Free prescriptions for islanders
Islanders no longer have to pay prescription charges in Jersey as a new law has come into force.

The new law was initially proposed by the Minister for Social Security, Senator Paul Routier.

He says the move will benefit everyone in the island, especially those who need costly repeat prescriptions.

A surplus of money in the Health Insurance Scheme and Health Insurance Fund will cover the full cost of medicines prescribed by Jersey doctors.

It will cost the Health Insurance Fund somewhere between 2m and 3m a year.



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