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Cunliffe Needs To Search His Soul

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Cunliffe Needs To Search His Soul

Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath said Health Minister David Cunliffe, the self-proclaimed 'socialist who can count', knows why three Hawkes Bay people have died waiting for coronary bypass surgery.

"There is no need for an independent inquiry into the deaths of the three Hawkes Bay people waiting for coronary bypass operations," said Dr McGrath. "Mr Cunliffe already knows the root cause of long surgical waiting lists."

"The Sovietization of health care under Michael Joseph Savage, and the failure of subsequent governments to allow New Zealanders to fully fund and manage their health requirements, is the reason behind the disastrous deaths in Hawkes Bay."

"Mr Cunliffe should be held accountable for this, and resign immediately, unless he publicly renounces socialism and moves to deregulate and privatize the health industry."

"Twelve years ago, former Libertarianz Party leader Lindsay Perigo spoke of the die-while-you-wait health system. Since then, nothing has changed. There is still a shortage of qualified specialist staff in cardiac surgery and other services."

"Under a private system, market forces mean hospitals would have to offer higher rates of pay and better conditions in order to attract staff - and rapidly - or risk financial ruin. Under a socialized system, hospitals respond to the demands of their customers with the trademark bureaucratic inertia we have come to expect in our public hospitals and health ministry."

"Libertarianz would slash taxes, abolish the health ministry and its army of useless public servants, and sell off public hospitals. This would allow people to make their own health care arrangements, free of molestation by socialists."

"Charities would provide a safety net for the deserving poor, and private health care responsive to individual needs would flourish. A variety of health care packages would be available to match the ability of individuals and families to pay."

"No-one would be forced to underwrite the health care costs of others. There would be a much greater incentive for people to take better care of themselves, instead of leaving everything to Nanny State."

ENDS


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