Article: Should all healthcare be free?

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Should all healthcare be free?

According to this article from https://www.wphealthcarenews.com/, free healthcare provides a sense of safety to the residents of a country. People can access life-saving care that they require without the need to pay for their treatment after recovery. However, allowing all patients to access all healthcare is somewhat unviable and, therefore, a balance between health equity and health efficiency must be found.

Since its introduction in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) has provided healthcare to the British public. Whilst this service is not technically without cost, as the money spent on the service derives from the general public’s taxes, it is free at the point of delivery. Now, over half of the countries all over the world offer some form of free, universal healthcare.

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