Budget misses ‘big picture’ on health - HFANZ
May 15, 2014
Budget misses ‘big picture’ on health
Today’s Budget is just “tinkering” with
health and does nothing to resolve the unsustainability in
the present funding model, the Health Funds Association
HFANZ chief executive Roger Styles said big
changes were happening around the world to get public
healthcare spending onto a more sustainable long-term track,
and he warned that New Zealand could not afford to dither
too much longer.
“Most countries now acknowledge the
funding model of the last 20 years will not work for the
next 20 years and are taking urgent action. Here we continue
with a ‘business-as-usual’ effort to portray the present
system as sustainable, when it is anything but,” he
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