Story: Primary health care

Targeted health subsidies

Targeted health subsidies

Increased subsidies for children's visits to doctors were announced in the 1990 Budget. Mothers Adelaide Best (left) and Lovey Kingi are pictured with their children at the Waitangirua Health Centre the same day. The women expressed relief about the higher subsidies – both had taken their children to the doctor numerous times over winter.  

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/2437
Photograph by Mark Round

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How to cite this page:

Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Reforming the system, 1970s–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019