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    PRESS RELEASE Libertarianz Health Deregulation Savage s monster running amok ... Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath said the call by
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      PRESS RELEASE
      Libertarianz
      Health Deregulation

      Savage's monster running amok
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      Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath said the call by
      the Auckland DHB board chairman for replacement of experienced clinical
      staff with younger cheaper versions is a legacy of the socialized health
      monster created by the government of Michael Joseph Savage.

      "The market for health care is virtually limitless, yet the state's
      hospitals have to operate under a fixed budget," said Dr McGrath. "This
      zero-sum game in health care is completely irrational, but then again so is
      the whole system of socialist economics which attempts to repeal the laws of
      supply and demand."

      "I agree that it seems stupid to contemplate replacing experienced doctors
      and nurses with greenhorns, but that is an attractive option when hospitals
      are run under a finite budget of stolen tax money," added Dr McGrath, who
      wonders whether rationing will be next -- "except it seems clear that's what
      we already have."

      Libertarianz advocate full privatisation of the health sector and a
      commensurate reduction in taxation, with hospitals able to charge for their
      services in a competitive environment. "Working people should be permitted
      to use their own money to purchase health care directly or through insurance
      companies or voluntary organizations," concludes Dr McGrath, instead of, as
      he puts it, "having their earnings confiscated in order to feed Mickey
      Savage's monster."

      ENDS

      Richard McGrath
      Libertarianz Health Deregulation Spokesman
      richardmcgrath@...
      0273 222 907

      Libertarianz: More Freedom - Less Government
      www.libertarianz.org.nz
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