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Universal Health Care Shouldn’t Be Reduced, Lancet Says

Expansion of government-subsidized medical care improves health and should be maintained in times of economic crisis, according to a survey of research.

Programs such as Medicare for senior citizens and Medicaid for the poor in the U.S. and similar programs in other countries led to increased use of preventive, inpatient and outpatient services and better health status for previously uninsured populations, Peter Smith and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra of Imperial College London wrote in The Lancet medical journal today.