Tagged: Private health care

Two Tiers - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 28, 2010

Dr Tim Parke, the clinical director of the adult emergency department at Auckland City Hospital, puts his concerns into an article in the Herald today. He writes that, in his opinion, the proposed use of public facilities for extra private procedures will produce a two tier system where, eventually, richer patients will have better medical [...] Related posts: … Read More

Sounds Familiar - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 03, 2009

This is the section on health from the 2025 Task Force summary: 10. Health: a. A funder-provider model should be reintroduced in the hospital sector, allowing much greater private sector involvement in the provision of taxpayer-funded services. b. Universal (unrelated to income or health status) subsidies for doctors’ visits should be abolished. c. Subsidies for prescription pharmaceuticals should be substantially … Read More

Restraining Health Costs - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 05, 2009

Brian Fallow provides an excellent look at the urgent need for cost containment in health and the problems this involves. He points out that rising health costs is a far bigger potential problem than superannuation. It is also far more difficult to solve as a simple shift in age eligibility would sort out most superannuation [...] Related posts: … Read More