health cuts cuts cuts

9 Jan

This article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10857848 has started a mini debate but nothing substantial. The main issue I have is that the logic behind these type of cuts is never followed through.
Firstly we will cut these procedures to fund ” smarter ” ways of doing things. Until the smarter way of doing things is explained it’s nebulous. Show the real investment or shut up !

Secondly it’s a cut and run attitude. We will no longer fund these procedures , which though not life threatening are important to the recipients, in exchange they may have poorer quality of life but the downstream effects won’t show until we’re out of the picture. It’s no different to the ACC cuts earlier .

Democratic cycles don’t do good things to politicians and health !

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