Universal Health Care

Universal Health Care refers to a system that provides all persons within a territory with access to health care benefits, without causing any financial hardship. 

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It gives everyone access to healthcare benefits.
Universal health care helps to ensure eveyone's access to health care. As universal health care ensures everyone's access, it may be overused or abused.
It should not cause anyone any financial hardship to use the benefits.
Universal health care ensures that no one in real need for benefits will suffer from financial hardship. Universal health care comes at a certain cost to everyone in the society.

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Barack Obama: "In the United States of America, health care is not a privilege for the fortunate few -- it is a right.", The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, [URL]
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