Raising free doctor visits to 18 years

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At present, the New Zealand Government policy is that doctors visits are free up until the age of 13. We are looking to change this age to 18 on the basis that you are still financially dependent on your parents at this age. During the ages of 14-18, people are still vulnerable medically, because of the stresses high school commitments can bring. People who come from low income families in this age bracket may also have to sacrifice their wellbeing due to the high cost of medical visits - this is highly detrimental to people's educational achievements and therefore the future of New Zealand. We are the future of New Zealand and our Government needs to care for our wellbeing. Please sign this petition.