Health Care for All

A conservative case


Now that South Africa has legislated universal access to medical services, the United States remains the only industrialized or second-tier country in the world that fails to guarantee its citizens access to medical services. This is a curious omission for a country based on rights and liberty. It is equally strange from an economic and business point of view. For while foreign competitors get full medical benefits at one-third the cost...

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About the Author

Donald W. Light is co-author of Benchmarks of Fairness for Health Care Reform (Oxford University Press, 1996). He serves on the board of the Universal Health Care Access Network and is a Fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.