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JJR, forget his name, investigated the universal health plans in countries around the world and found that the reason, in all cases, that countries adopted universal health care was for reasons of morality. The people in these nations felt that in a time when all countries have high wealth, thus the ability to treat a whole population, it was immoral to withhold care based on inability to pay.
I have to say that I've always considered Hawkins the dufiest of all the dufy writers on Town Hall. This article simply confirms.
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