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WHO study backs universal healthcare

AP/Yahoo News, August 29, 2008

Major inequalities in health and life expectancy persist worldwide, according to an independent World Health Organization commission which has called for all countries to offer universal healthcare. The sustainability of healthcare systems is a concern for all countries amid growing "commercialization" of services, according to the commission. The commission favored financing healthcare through general taxation and/or mandatory universal insurance.