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[Comment] Universal health coverage: reaching a consensus

17 Feb 2015

After World War 2, the UK was on its knees. Many soldiers and civilians had died in the fighting, major cities had been ravaged by bombings, and the economy was on the brink of bankruptcy. The situation could not have been less auspicious. And yet the UK invested in health, launching the National Health Service on July 5, 1948, available to everyone, paid for by general taxation, and free at the point of delivery. The following decades have seen various waves of international debate about the value of universal health coverage (UHC) and the best way to achieve it.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet