Govt health initiative slammed in leaked memo

A senior district health board manager has likened the Government's flagship health initiative, Health Benefits Ltd, to a ponzi scheme.

In an informal memo about the programme, seen by Radio New Zealand, the unnamed manager said it represented the "single biggest threat to the health system in a generation".

The document was sent to a select group of senior managers, the broadcaster said.

Health Benefits Ltd (HBL) was developed to find $700,000 of savings across the health boards within five years.

- APNZ

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