PBS NewsHour April 15, 2021
William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson

More than 30 million Americans have gone without health insurance in the last year. Other high-income nations cover their entire populations for a lot less money than the U.S. already spends. But does a universal health care system help save lives in a pandemic? For answers, William Brangham looks to our northern neighbor Canada and its single-payer system.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    More than 30 million Americans have gone without health insurance during the pandemic.

    We recently looked at how several other high-income nations cover their entire populations for a lot less money than we spend. But does a universal health care system help a country respond to a pandemic?

    For answers William...

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