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March 12, 2007

Two-Tiered Health CareA Problematic Double Standard

Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(5):430-432. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.5.430

Recent polls suggest that about two thirds of Americans believe that the federal government should guarantee health insurance for everyone.1 Although universal access to health care should be a national priority, disagreement among politicians about what sort of system is most compatible with the values of Americans—disagreement that often reflects the influence of special interest groups and detachment from the lives of ordinary citizens—continues to sabotage progress in achieving universal access.

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