‘Basic Health Care For All’ Achievable, Even In Poorer Nations
The Guardian: Universal health care: the affordable dream
Amartya Sen, professor at Harvard University and a Nobel prize-winning economist
“…[A] number of poor countries have shown, through their pioneering public policies, that basic health care for all can be provided at a remarkably good level at very low cost if the society, including the political and intellectual leadership, can get its act together. There are many examples of such success across the world. None of these individual examples are flawless and each country can learn from the experiences of others. Nevertheless, the lessons that can be derived from these pioneering departures provide a solid basis for the presumption that, in general, the provision of universal health care is an achievable goal even in the poorer countries…” (1/6).