Espiner on National’s health policy

Written By: - Date published: 5:46 pm, September 27th, 2007 - 2 comments
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From Colin Espiner’s blog:

The Government has been dying for National to make this kind of error for months, but when it came it was even better than it had hoped. Not only was National planning to let doctors charge what they liked, it was trying to pull the wool over the public’s eyes by not telling them about it.

For old hands the press conference brought back memories of some of Don Brash’s more disastrous stuff-ups during his time as leader, such as the time he forgot what National’s health policy was, or the time he referred to Bob Clarkson’s private parts.

2 comments on “Espiner on National’s health policy”

  1. Robert Owen 1

    “Primary Health Care: NZers Pay Less, Use More”

    Press Release: Victoria University of Wellington

    27 September 2007

    Primary Health Care Strategy: New Zealanders Pay Less, Use More Services

    Researchers have found that the Government’s Primary Health Care Strategy, introduced in 2001, is resulting in New Zealanders paying less for, and using more, primary health care services.

  2. all_your_base 2

    Cheers Robert. Interesting study by the looks of things. Sounds like it takes a few years for the health benefits to start showing up once prices drop and people make more frequent visits to the doctor – I guess as you’d expect…

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