More Socialism Won’t Resuscitate Dying Health Industry

30 July 2007 11:50:00

Libertarianz Health spokesman and Masterton GP Richard McGrath said
today that the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists should
cease their calls for more government interference in the health

“For seventy-plus years, we have had state interference in the
practice of health care,” said Dr McGrath. “Where has it got us? We
still have endless waiting lists and an overburdened, over-regulated
workforce of demoralized health workers.”

“The public hospital system is a disgrace,” he added. “Socialism has
nearly destroyed it. How much more evidence do we need before we
accept that socialized medicine just does not work? Not only that, but
it is also immoral, because it is bankrolled by money that is extorted
from the productive, and rationed out as though it was a limited

“Socialism is a cancer that has taken a heavy toll on the lives of New
Zealanders,” said Dr McGrath. “I applaud ASMS for pointing out how
moribund the public health system has become. But we need to excise
this cancer, rather than allowing it to destroy the lives of more New

“If elected to government, the Libertarianz Party would sell off
state-owned health infrastructure, shut down the IRD extortion racket
and allow private healthcare to flourish. People should be encouraged
to take charge of their own lives instead of having politicians doing
their thinking for them.”


For more information contact:

Dr Richard McGrath
Libertarianz Health Spokesman
MB ChB DipObst PGCertTravMed
Phone 027 322 2907
Email: [email protected]

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