I personally would like to see some privatisation of the hospitals and see people taking out medical insurance, I would happily take out insurance if it means I am going to get better care and treatment in the hospital. Currently I would happily pay to stay in a private hospital when I am sick, but I do not have the funds and they do not have the facilities to look after me when I am at that point.Anna, it is not facilities which private hospitals are lacking. Indeed, as I am sure your new-found friends in the National Party will tell you, private hospitals are marvellously well-endowed. However, they are unwilling to use their facilities for your benefit, unless you are paying. This is called Capitalism. It is really good way to run a dairy and a really bad way to run a health system. You might like to take a look at the marvellously private American system. You might like to consider how scared ordinary American people are of ill-health and ageing.
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