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Why doesn’t the United States have universal healthcare? The answer has everything to do with race

By The New York Times  
   August 16, 2019

One hundred and fifty years after the freed people of the South first petitioned the government for basic medical care, the United States remains the only high-income country in the world where such care is not guaranteed to every citizen. In the United States, racial health disparities have proved as foundational as democracy itself.

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