"Paying just to breathe: the injustice of asthma sufferers forced to foot the bill for their meds" is a powerful article which highlights why everyone with long-term conditions should be exempt from prescription charges in England.
Currently, only certain medical conditions are exempt from charges and the list (see below) has hardly changed since 1968 so it is now outdated and makes no sense in terms of the conditions which have been included and excluded.
People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if:
Medical exemption certificates are issued on application to people who have:
Here you'll find information about the Prescription Charges Coalition's latest activities