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National Lacks Integrity Over Health Sector Plans

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health National Lacks Integrity Over Health Sector Plans Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today denounced the
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 27, 2007
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      PRESS RELEASE

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Health

      National Lacks Integrity Over Health Sector Plans

      Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath today denounced the National
      Party's recently-announced health discussion paper, saying that John
      Key still wants to maintain state control of the embattled industry.

      Dr McGrath welcomed National's proposed deregulation of GP's fees,
      saying that Labour's price controls will eventually impact on the
      medical workforce and lengthen waiting times for medical care.

      But he said this is a smoke screen, and it is apparent that National
      do not intend to live up to their stated core values of individual
      freedom and limited government, which the Libertarianz Party also
      espouses.

      "If National is elected, they won't stop issuing edicts that health
      workers are forced to follow. They won't stop telling doctors and
      others how to run their businesses. They won't shut down the
      monstrously bureaucratic health ministry and its metastases such as
      Pharmac and the Medical Council.

      "The National Party merely want to impose their own watered-down
      version of socialism on the health industry. They don't seem to have
      the courage of their stated convictions.

      "Until National's policies start to reflect their core values, my
      party will continue to view them as political eunuchs."

      ENDS

      For more information, contact:

      Dr Richard McGrath
      Libertarianz Health Deregulation Spokesman
      MB ChB DipObst PGCertTravMed
      Email: richard.mcgrath@...
      Phone: 027 322 2907

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