Abby Hartley, the New Zealnad woman who died after falling gravely ill while on holiday in Bali, was "let down" by the Government, ACT leader David Seymour says.
"It's a tragedy to lose anyone, and to go through the kind of saga that they've had and to have it played out in public and to feel so let down by their insurance company and the Government is truly tragic," Mr Seymour told TVNZ1's Breakfast today.
Ms Hartley was hospitalised on August 1 while on her second honeymoon with her husband, Richard, on the Indonesian island.
Her insurer said they were unable to pay out after she failed to disclose a pre-existing medical condition.
Earlier this month, National Party leader Simon Bridges helped organise a medevac for Ms Hartley to return home, but she was ultimately unable to fly out after becoming too ill to travel.
Richard Hartley had emailed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on August 18 and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters about Ms Hartley's situation.
The Government said they were unable to help.
"I understand that Abby's situation is a very challenging one," Mr Peters said in his response, quoted by NZ Herald.
"However I have to confirm that the New Zealand Government is unable to fund the costs of medical care of evacuations for New Zealanders who become ill while overseas."