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Submitted by Maria Suzuki on
We should aim for better health outcomes in the entire population. I think the emphasis on financial protection is just wrong. It's the health outcomes, stupid , as BillClinton would say. UHC is just making money to pay the health workers and pharmaceuticals, regardless of service quality. If the patients are not cured, the doctors will still get paid. The best way to health population-wide is prevention, prevention, and prevention. Is this in the "C"? It should be. But it's never stated and never measured, so it will not occur enough. More prevention reduces the cost of health care and improves health outcomes. Without prevention, UHC is a pipedream!!! UHC is one input, neither necessary nor sufficient , for better population health outcomes. I really wonder : why is it the only goal here?