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Wellington mothers are being "bribed" with $100 grocery vouchers to leave hospital within six hours of giving birth. The policy, set to take effect during December and January, will put pressure on mothers who are most in need of support and leave vulnerable babies at risk, clinicians and women's health advocates say. "My midwife was horrified. This is treating women like numbers, that is if you push your baby out quick enough, here's your $100 reward."
I will say 1 thing for certain though, I have never, ever heard a good story from one of these countries that provided free health care. Not once. It is all about people waiting months on end to see a doctor, and then waiting months on end to go back for check ups. I would much rather pay my fee every month and see a doctor when I want. I am open to someone convincing me other wise though.
Countries with more efficient health systems are the ones that spend less on health than would be expected by their GDP figures and yet achieve higher life expectancy than would be predicted by their wealth.
Based on 2005 OECD data, New Zealand, along with Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Australia are in this category.
Originally posted by sputniksteve
I know that health care is very expensive here in the US, but I am worried about Universal "free" health care that some political candidates want to implement. To be honest I need to study up on these more, because I do not know all the ins and outs.
posted by xpert11
If one company cant cater for 300 million people then how is the US government which is only one entity spouse to do the same thing ? Besides surely there is more then one company catering for health care in the US. I cant find any exact figures but NZ government has increased spending on the health system and the return on the investment is the sort of thing we see in the source article.