Writers Tout Long-Term Benefits of Universal Health Care


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Writers Walter McClure, Alain Enthoven and Tim McDonald say universal health care in the U.S., “if done right,” could produce big returns to the economy, outweighing any costs to American taxpayers.

“A health population is abler, more productive, and less costly,” the authors write in a Health Affairs blog post. “Yet U.S. health levels are increasingly lagging behind other advanced nations, although we spend far more, still uncontrollably increasing, on health care than any other nation.”

The authors say the country’s “lagging health” is a detriment to not only workforce productivity, but also to the U.S. military.

Click here to read the full post on Health Affairs.