Todd Muller welcomes free doctor visits for under 13s

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Families in the Bay of Plenty will soon benefit from the Government’s free doctor visits and prescriptions for children under 13 which comes into effect tomorrow, says local MP Todd Muller.

Around the country over 400,000 children will benefit from the scheme, taking the total number of children who are benefitting from free GP visits and prescriptions to over 750,000.

“We’re committed to giving kids the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to the doctor any time of the day or night without their parents worrying about the cost,” says Mr Muller.

“Doctor’s visits and prescriptions are already free for children under the age of six and thanks to our careful management of the government’s books we have been able to extend this policy to all children under 13.”

“These changes show how a growing and vibrant economy is delivering New Zealanders more money in their back pockets.”