Reasons To Disagree
More money has been poured into health and things seem to have got worse. Before putting any more money in I want to make sure the hospitals can use it properly. Otherwise its just a huge waste.
Health spending is a bottonless pit with no perceived value. Because we have free health care, people not only use it for almost anything, but they also expect it and perceive it as a right, not a privilige. We need to increase the value of health care in our perception, we cannot do this by continually increasing expenditure on free health care
Very little tax money is spent on health. Millions of dollars are spent on sickness.
The current medical system encourages this.
more money is going into management and boards wages then where it should be
Re-direct the money already being spent from bureaucrats to the doc's, nurses and services. It is clear that we cannot afford state of the art health care for all. It has to be decided what procedures are most important to us and to stop funding "luxuries" like sex-changes, fertility treatment (which is compunding the problem by producing more in-fertile projeny) and so on.
No tax money should be spent on health as they are spending on what is purely a private good.
Reasons To Agree
As a person who has just spent time in a hospital, I was appalled at the way management of the hospital had deteriorated drastically since I was fisrt there a year ago. I can only commend the loyal, friendly, dedicated careing staff who have to work in a system where such basics as antibiotics not being available, where water jugs are replaced at 3am, I could go on and on. More money neds to be spent to basically bulldoze hospitals as they now are, and build proper workable hospitals of the same basic design with the very best equipment, standardised throughout the nation for bet use of resources and training. We need a nurse "reserves" (similar to territorial troops) to be ready to move into an area should a major emergency or pandemic arise who would be familiar with all equipment, know where everything is because all hospitals should be unitised to a standard design.
Yes, and also, more importantly on preventing illness in the first place!!
A greater focus on prevention and maintenance of health rather than the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff approach would be better. There will always be people needing hospitilisation (sadly) and they should get the best available care but let's look at how we can improve the general level of health in the population.
This is an obvious decision. Of course more money should be put into the health centers. There are many people having to wait to be treated when they could be in life threatening conditions.
Spend on prevention inmportant - not more $$ into the sickness industry though.
Including health education. We need a health informed population so they make healthy choices which will ultimately reduce health costs.
Health is of paramount importance. The NZ health care needs big improvements!