A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua
A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua

Why is America so opposed to universal health care?

Chris Gay says while the rest of the developed world has largely accepted the government’s role in ensuring affordable health care, the US remains stuck in an endless debate full of misinformation perpetuated by rich interest groups

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A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua
A woman walks past a health insurance counter at a hospital in New York this month. The US Republican-controlled House of Representatives this month pushed through a new version of the American Health Care Act aimed to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare. The US has never had anything like universal coverage, yet even “Obamacare” – a piecemeal measure that narrows but does not close the uninsured gap – is vilified as a kind of Bolshevik plot to collectivise medicine. Photo: Xinhua
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