New Zealand First is pleased that its 2007 ‘baby’, the SuperGold Card, continues to reach new heights of popularity with both users and participating businesses.
A New Zealand First Bill that would give all SuperGold cardholders three free doctors’ visits each year has been drawn from the Members Ballot today.
New Zealand First has commended Challenge Service Stations for introducing an 8 cents per litre discount on up to 100 litres petrol for over 600,000 SuperGold Card holders nationwide.
The purpose of this Bill is to strengthen Primary Healthcare by giving SuperGold cardholders 3 free doctors’ visits every year.
The health checks only need to prevent 1% of seniors from hospital admission to be fiscally neutral. Preventing the elderly from hospital admission has huge financial, emotional and social benefits as many elderly lose confidence after extended time in hospital.
The Bill is also future-proofed; as doctors report more elderly are prevented from hospital care, there is good cause to increase the number of free visits.
New Zealand First has put forward a new measure to ease the burden on the public health system by introducing a SuperGold rebate for health insurance premiums and scrapping fringe benefit tax (FBT) on employer-paid health insurance.
Speech: Launch of SuperPower Magazine
Level 16, The James Cook Hotel, The Terrace, Wellington
It’s a pleasure to be here this evening for the launch of SuperPower - the magazine.
We are facing a flu epidemic. While most of us think of the flu in terms of headaches, coughs, and a couple of recuperative days lying under a duvet, the reality is often something quite different.
Speech: New Zealand First 19th anniversary celebrations St Peter's Church Hall, Victoria Street, Mount Maunganui.
This week nineteen years ago, the political landscape of New Zealand changed forever.
It changed for the better.
New Zealand First is pleased that 2000 new businesses have signed up to the SuperGold Card scheme but it is urging the Government to also include discounted power and free doctors’ visits for the elderly.
Speech: Positive Ageing Forum War Memorial Centre, Miranda Street, Stratford, Taranaki Friday 22 June, 11am
It’s good to attend a forum devoted to “positive ageing”.
Some people might see that as a contradiction in terms!