Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Well, that makes a change

An Auckland GP commenting on why his practice is still charging under 6's:

"I hate the word free, because it's not free. I think it's propaganda. As a vote-buying tactic I think it's as low as you can [get] because it doesn't cost the politicians diddly squat."

Who'd be a doctor, with the state effectively running your business?


Brendan McNeill said...

Free [healthcare] inevitably means rationing. It is there for you in an emergency, but be prepared to die on a waiting list for that ‘elective’ surgery.

S. Beast said...

Could be worse. The government might eventually follow the US example of having group consultations to save money.