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Why Should We Care About Universal Health Insurance Coverage?


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A lot of people on the left are obsessed with enrolling every single American in a health insurance plan. Too bad they aren’t obsessed instead about giving every American access to health care.

If you lived in Canada or Britain you would immediately know the difference. Health insurance is a promise that may or may not deliver. Health care is the real thing.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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