Commissioner appointed to run the Waikato DHB. Junior doctors striking. Large numbers of cancer patients waiting too long for treatment, depending on where you live.

It seems every day we read and hear about shortfalls and failures within our health system.

We look longingly at other first world countries and ask "why can't we have what they have?"

Well in most cases these countries have much larger tax-paying populations than New Zealand.


And I bet they don't have the social welfare spend we do.

Every year our adverse statistics remain pretty much the same irrespective of the amount of money