An extra $21 million has been allocated through Vote Health
to support air ambulance services, emergency road ambulance services and ambulance communications centres over the next four years.
Responding to a post-Budget analysis of Vote Health
prepared by the Council of Trade Unions, Musa and Brookes describe the $107 million shortfall in this year's budget for public health services as "irresponsible".
And, when November 6th rolls around, Vote Health
AS VOTING FINALLY GETS UNDER WAY FOR THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, DANIEL FISHER TAKES ONE LAST GLANCE AT WHAT THE BIG FOUR PARTIES ARE PLEDGING IN ORDER TO WIN YOUR VOTE HEALTH
All parties are upbeat, focusing on investment rather than cuts (despite budgets likely to be cut by around 18% over three years).
We get them via e-mail, snail mail and telephone--people wanting us to vote business or vote God or vote health
care, Social Security, education or national debt.
As the discussion groups began meeting, representatives for Vote Health
Coalition, an alliance of progressive health organizations, railed against rationing as "barbaric.
856 billion to Vote Health
and $192 million to ACC.
His analysis of Vote Health
in last year's Budget, stated it was an estimated $248 million less than what was needed to cover announced new services, increasing costs, population growth and the needs of an ageing population.
This new service is being supported by the extra $888 million invested into Vote Health
this year, taking the total to $16.
No-one would have wanted to sit through a PowerPoint presentation on the Vote Health
flow chart or on government spending as a percentage of GDP.
2 million over four years to fund the new policy through Vote Health
in partnership with ACC.
The bulk of Vote Health
goes to district health boards (DHBs) which get $11.