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Universal Health Coverage Should be the Federal Government's Responsibility

Universal Health Coverage Should be the Federal Government's Responsibility

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While U.S. spending on health care is a considerable portion of its GDP, many Americans are underinsured or excluded from health care entirely. Many argue health coverage is best left to private companies and hospitals that will operate with the efficiency and innovation that are the bedrock of a free market. Others cite medical care as a fundamental right, like education and security, and thus coverage should be regulated and fairly allocated by government. Is universal health coverage the federal government’s responsibility? 

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    • Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times
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