More government subsidised medical care. The silence from Labour is deafening

Three out of four people received a subsidised medicine in the year to June as the number of prescriptions reached 44 million.

The figures come from new data released by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

“New Zealanders received 44 million subsidised prescription items in 2015/16, that’s a million more subsidised prescriptions than the previous year and over 10 million more compared to eight years ago,” he said.

“Over the last eight years, nearly 170 new medicines have been subsidised and access has been widened to 245 medicines – as a result over 800,000 New Zealanders have benefited.”

Not only  are we an aging population requiring more care, we also have a government that keeps paying for it.

Another box ticked.

Three more years.

 

– NZN via Yahoo! News


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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