Time to front up on ACC
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11:53 am, July 3rd, 2008 - 23 comments
Categories: same old national, slippery, workers' rights -
Some excellent journalism by Vernon Small has revealed that Australian insurers expect National to privatise the ACC scheme and they see $200 million profit in it for themselves. National has now been forced to admit its policy is to allow private competitors for workplace and accident insurance, although (as always) details are not provided.
Mr Key, if you want to be Prime Minister you have to start providing answers to basic questions, like these one:
- -How would privatising the ACC scheme deliver cheaper workplace and accident insurance to Kiwis (or ‘customers’ as you call us) when a PriceWaterhouseCoopers study found the ACC system was world-leading providing the most cost-efficient universal cover there is?
- -How will privatising the ACC scheme deliver cheaper cover and simultaneously deliver $200 million in profits to Australian insurers?
- -If the Aussies are so keen to buy into our workplace and accident insurance, why should we be so keen to sell out of it?
- -How can National guarantee private insurers won’t â€˜cherry pick’ lucrative markets, while leaving the public insurer to insure the risky areas, marginalising and eventually ruining ACC?