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Source: Taxpayers Union

Responding to Capital and Coast DHB’s decision to place Māori and Pacific at the front of elective surgery wait lists, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “We all pay tax into the health system with the expectation that we will receive help when we need it. Now, Wellington’s DHB is using skin colour to determine who goes to the front of the queue. Not only is it racist, it goes against the egalitarian vision of a publicly-funded health system. What would Michael Joseph Savage say?”“The Health and Disability Commissioner needs to step in to protect the integrity of the health system. The Race Relations Commissioner should also be paying attention to a move that is liable to dangerously spark resentment between ethnic groups.”