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Brown should abolish prescription charges for long-term sick

PUBLISHED: 14:22 08 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:21 05 October 2010

Dear Ed, WHAT a disgrace that Gordon Brown has not yet acted on his promise to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions. The recession means people making decisions not to buy their medicines—just so they can afford food and heating

Dear Ed,

WHAT a disgrace that Gordon Brown has not yet acted on his promise to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions. The recession has devastated people's finances and many are making difficult and potentially dangerous decisions not to buy their medicines-just so they can afford daily necessities like food and heating.

This situation seems particularly unfair when prescription charges have been abolished in Wales and are being phased out in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

After well over a year, nothing has happened. I have not forgotten the commitment Gordon Brown made in September last year and call on him to prove this was not just a 'politician's promise' by scrapping prescription charges for people with long-term conditions as soon as possible.

We should show Gordon Brown that we have not forgotten his promise, by signing the 'Prescription Promise' online petition.

Ruth Wheeler

High Road, Leytonstone


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