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Why Universal Health Care Is Essential for a More Equitable Society
The Huffington Post

The prospects for universal health care in the United States appear unusually bleak these days. Just as the first U.S. state — Vermont — was getting ready to implement a universal, publicly financed health care system, its governor pulled the plug on his support. Years of studies, preparations and proposals, a mountain of supportive data and a clear legal mandate fell by the wayside as soon as Governor Shumlin felt that the political stars were no longer aligned. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, even the Affordable Care Act’s approach of making private health insurance more affordable by subsidizing over-priced insurance products is under attack in the Supreme Court.

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