Well, yet another leaked National Party policy. But this time Trevor Mallard has shunned the glory of releasing it and allowed Jim Anderton his day in the sun. Anderton’s usually among the most tedious and boring of Ministers, but he really enjoyed himself releasing the Nats’ Health policy.
He could have also mentioned that the National Party health policy reminded him of this (well, at least it reminds me of it):
The key (pardon the pun) points are highlighted at The Standard.
– Pharmac’s independent decisions could be overruled by politicians.
– Private health insurance would be subsidised by the taxpayer.
– No more money for public health
[Edit: Actually, it’s just occurred to me that this is the Nats’ Accident Compensation policy too.]