Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Universal health care

There's been a lot of talk about universal health care in the U.S. But what exactly would universal health care involve. Basically it means the government pays for medical coverage for everyone.

Who can complain about such coverage? But people do. People in countries (Canada, Italy, Sweden) that have some form of universal coverage do complain or pay for supplemental coverage for private physicians' care and surgery.

So I've begun to read about what exactly universal health care is and what forms of care there are, and which ones are the best. After all if I want such care I should know the details of it before I vote for a candidate who is in favor of it.

Here are a few links for your information:

Universal health care - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (extensive article)

"Universal Health Care: Proceed with Caution" (on the Massachusetts plan)

American Health Care (political article in favor of single-payer system)

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

Google search


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