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Global Push to Guarantee Health Coverage Leaves U.S. Behind

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President Obama

Even as Americans debate whether to scrap 's healthcare law and its promise of guaranteed health coverage, many far less affluent nations are moving in the opposite direction — to provide medical insurance to all citizens.

China

, after years of underfunding healthcare, is on track to complete a three-year, $124-billion initiative projected to cover more than 90% of the nation's residents.

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Mexico

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, which a decade ago covered less than half its population, just completed an eight-year drive for universal coverage that has dramatically expanded Mexicans' access to life-saving treatments for diseases such as and breast cancer.

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Source: Los Angeles Times


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