I don’t believe services like healthcare are zero sum choices. Not providing healthcare not only has expensive public health consequences which can impact productivity, but, as we see in the US, can drive healthcare costs to levels as high as 18% of GDP — compared to around 10% of GDP in countries with universal coverage. So, universal coverage actually frees resources up for other social services the government may wish to spend money on.

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