Health and welfare reform

The primary aim of the welfare program is to inspire and promote radical new ideas for the organization of health care, education and social policy. When entrepreneurship and business is invited to participate in shaping welfare, quality and availability rise in the public sector as a whole. Consequently, we believe that welfare services need more options, more private competition and more individual choice.

In the long run, government spending will not suffice to ensure more than a basic level of welfare for all citizens.  It is time for a renewed discussion on what the state must provide, and what we as citizens have to take responsibility for ourselves. As the population gets older, a better balance between public and private funding will be necessary.

An important complement to the funding discussion is the question of how the resources are used today. From both a democratic-  and a quality perspective, it is important that the high tax burden for welfare is used as efficiently as possible. How do we prioritize between different expenditure areas today? And why is it that the acceptance of dysfunctional welfare services remain so high?

None of these issues are a high priority in the political discourse today. This, we want to change.

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