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Places in the world to get universal health care coverage

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CNN reports:

"Nearly 50 countries have attained universal or near-universal health coverage by 2008, according to the International Labor Organization. Several well-known examples exist like the UK, which has the National Health Service, and the Canadian public health care system."

The story summarizes universal health coverage in Brazil, Thailand, Chile, South Korea, Rwanda, Moldova, Kuwait and China.

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Meanwhile, over at Bloomberg News, a former Goldman Sachs banker is on the forefront of trying to privatize some of Britain's government-run hospitals, so far with unclear results.

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