ACT Party Catch up on Health Policies w/ Simon Court: August 28th, 2023
ACT Party Catch up on Health Policies w/ Simon Court: August 28th, 2023ACT Party Catch up on Health Policies w/ Simon Court: August 28th, 2023
For our weekly catch up with the ACT party Rawan spoke with Simon Court about some of the party’s health policies.
They talked about the party's proposed independent review of Pharmac to assess the cost-efficiency of current medical spending, looking at how they plan to undergo the review and why it is important.
They also discussed the party’s promise to subsidise private hospital elective surgeries as a way to tackle long waitlists and hospital shortages. Rawan asked about how they plan to subsidise a section of the private sector as well as what difference this will make.
The ACT party is also planning to establish a new service called Mental Health and Addiction New Zealand. Simon spoke about what this service will include and how it differs from current services.