moobear wrote:I was wondering about this also. Looks like its a bit off still
However, I can understand why GP's are concerned about it. As with most things that are "free" it will get abused and taking up time. I feel a better approach would be to reduce the charge for under 5'a from the standard cost for the gp to a nominal charge of €10-20. This way I don't think it will be abused.
I'm not saying that everyone will abuse it but sadly there is a small sector of our society that will. If there is a small charge it may deter these people from going with every little thing
I agree with you on this. Personally I don't agree with any universal benefit but perhaps reducing the cost for under 5's would be less on a administrative burden.