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8:30 am, March 28th, 2018 - 100 comments
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Recent news about the Health Ministry funding crisis suggests that Steven Joyce many not have been wrong about his claim that there was a $11.7 billion hole in Labour’s fiscal plan. But the problem for National is that it looks like it has hidden a number of potential crises and news about them is only now starting to emerge.
My quickly compiled list for Health only issues that have recently arisen include the following:
As well as this there is an estimated $2.3 billion deficit in overall health spending in 2017 alone. Extrapolate that over 5 years and Joyce’s prediction looks quite possible.
Of course it is not evidence of Labour ineptitude and National fiscal skill. Rather it is a sign of National’s failure to properly fund health and Labour’s obligation to fix up the mess.
Some things never change.