We are petitioning the House of Representatives to amend the KiwiSaver Act 2006 to allow funds to be accessed for private surgery where public waiting lists are excessively long or the surgery is not available in New Zealand.
Many people cannot afford medical insurance, and those that can often find that their surgery is excluded in their policy, or the procedure is not available in NZ.
There is already provision for financial hardship and serious illness. It should not be ...unreasonable to have this as another option.
The petition can be signed and viewed on the parliament website.
Update: The petition is being received by Marja Lubeck and will be taken to the House of Representatives.