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How Other Countries Get to Universal Coverage

Universal Coverage in Other Countries

Amid the debate over repeal of the Affordable Care Act, some state and federal policymakers have proposed a single-payer health system, in which the government provides insurance coverage financed by taxes. Yet as the Commonwealth Fund’s Shanoor Seervai, Arnav Shah, and Robin Osborn explain, different nations achieve universal coverage in different ways — not all through single-payer systems.

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