National: The market will set doctors’ fees

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, September 27th, 2007 - 3 comments
Categories: health, national - Tags: , ,

There’s been a bit of debate on The Standard about what National actually stands for. Up until now there have been those who have bought the Nats’ “moderate” rebranding. Yesterday though, Key and Ryall let the cat out of the bag. They haven’t changed at all. They’re the same old National Party.

In what marks a clear return to the failed health policies of the 90’s Key said “the market” and competition will set doctors’ fees – if people don’t like the price, they can “go down the road”.

Watch the look on Key’s face as the Nats real health agenda is accidently revealed. It’s the same stunned mullet look he produced in the house when his contradictory remarks on Iraq (link to YouTube video) were revealed. Move over blue steel.

3 comments on “National: The market will set doctors’ fees”

  1. LFC 1

    Ha, good to see the Nat’s furiously spinning this morning – they’ve been trying everything from it’s “always been our policy” (I wonder what else has *always been* their policy) to “Labour’s cap is meaningless” to “it’s an attempt to deliberately undermine us” (yes Tony they’re undermining you by pointing out your policy, how dare they). National doesn’t seem able to face any kind of spotlight. If they do get into government (and that’s looking less likely every day) that attribute will make them dog food within six months. It’s gonna be an interesting year…

  2. Robert Owen 2

    Key is increasingly looking hopelessly out of his depth.
    How long before his party turns on him ?

  3. Sam Dixon 3

    I actually think those expressions and the one he gives the camera in the porirua market footage say ‘i don’t care what you think, its not about you, its not about building a better society, I’m going to be PM and then I’ll do whatever the hell I want’ – and that’s the true face behind the mask of ‘kiwi John’

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