'Wealthy should pay for prescriptions'
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'Prescriptions should be paid for by 40% taxpayers'

People who pay 40% tax should pay for their prescriptions to ease pressures on the NHS, the Welsh Tory leader has said on the 10th anniversary of fees being abolished in Wales.

The Welsh Government said the £593m cost of free prescriptions in 2015 was only £3m more than the bill in 2007.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said the policy had kept people out of hospital and cut overall NHS costs.

  • 01 Apr 2017
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