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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Universal Healthcare produces better quality medicine

America's third-rade healthcare system has wealthy patients leaving the country to obtain better medical care.

"Today, the average 75-year-old American has three chronic medical conditions and takes five prescription drugs. ... Seniors in Europe, with universal health care, not only live longer than Americans, but live two to three more years without disability. But we can do much better."

What can we do? According to James Hughes, Health Policy professor at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, the solution is Universal Coverage.


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