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Three reasons the US doesn’t have universal health coverage

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  • As long as these facts remain, there is little reason to expect universal coverage in America anytime soon, regardless of who becomes president.
  • Related: Health Care Is A Right, Not A Business

Timothy Callaghan, Raw Story

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26 Oct 2016 | Amidst the partisan rancor and the unusual tilt toward questions on civility during the second and third presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew the attention of health experts when they articulated their path forward for health policy in America.

Responding to questions about the lack of affordability in the Affordable Care Act, the candidates detailed how they would address the increasingly glaring flaws in President Obama’s signature policy achievement. Mr. Trump, who called the ACA a “disaster,” has pushed for repeal of the law. He wants to replace it with block grants for Medicaid and the sale of health insurance across state lines.

Timothy Callaghan, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

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Health Care Is A Right, Not A Business, Richard (RJ) Eskow, Huffington Post   

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  • Government’s first obligation is to protect rights, not profits. When the Declaration of Independence proclaimed our “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” it even put “life” first.
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