Labour is pledging the same access to cancer treatment for everyone:
Labour is promising all New Zealanders will have access to the same level of cancer care no matter where they live.
It says it will set up a National Cancer Agency, initially costing $20 million, which will develop a national cancer plan, if it becomes the government in September. . .
The headline sounds good but without details it’s difficult to know exactly what this will mean.
By choosing to live in the country I know I can’t expect the same level of health care close to home as someone who lives in a city. Labour can’t change that.
Spending $20 million on a bureaucracy won’t cure cancer, nor will it treat it.
That money would be better spent on research and healthcare.