Our nation has an amazing public health care system that provides emergency treatment free to all our citizens. We have wonderful, caring, highly trained medical professionals who do their best for their patients within the capacity of the system. However, The New Zealand Outdoors Party believes the creation of good health should be our primary goal, instead of an increasingly expensive disease management system.
The Outdoors Party recognises that good health is not “a coincidence” and is dependent on multiple factors including family life, work life, environmental toxins, nutritional status, and is not purely a factor of a person’s lifestyle choices. Decades of poor risk assessment means that kiwis are exposed to multiple toxic substances on a daily basis. Ignoring this as a cause of disease puts the burden of health on to individuals instead of society.