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Member's Bill: Affordable Healthcare Bill

This Bill will support the sustainability of the public health service by encouraging people to buy and maintain their health insurance. New Zealand’s private health sector is 16% (and downward trending) compared to the OECD average of 28%, and Australia’s of 35%. The Government needs to provide an incentive for those wanting to contribute to their own healthcare as a way of ensuring private healthcare does not collapse putting extra strain on public health.