Universal healthcare – reading the small print

Baba presented at #KeepourNHSpublic AGM today with an informed international health policy overview.

A useful reminder that ‘universal health coverage’ is a term that’s useful in some ways but continues to be hijacked since the 1980s by those who want to profit from health rather than support publicly financed, accountable and publicly delivered healthcare.

So the small print is more explicit from the ideology of marketised healthcare including ballooning healthcare costs, regressive tax systems where the wealthy share less and less of the wealth with the less fortunate who may have unexpected and catastrophic health conditions.

Also small state governance, unregulated profiteering, lack of health equity in coverage i.e. everything about the US health system and why attempts to provide socialised, universal health care has failed:

http://www.pnhp.org/facts/a-brief-history-universal-health-care-efforts-in-the-us

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