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Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is 'morally wrong'. Former UN secretary general accuses ‘powerful’ health interests in the US of blocking universal healthcare

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    The US has the world’s most expensive health system, accounting for nearly one-fifth of American gross domestic product and costing more than $10,348 per American. The United Kingdom, by comparison, spends a little under 10% of GDP according to the latest available statistics, and healthcare is free at the point of delivery.

    “It’s not easy to understand why such a country like the United States, the most resourceful and richest country in the world, does not introduce universal health coverage,” said Ban. “Nobody would understand why almost 30 million people are not covered by insurance.”

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      It's simple, Ban, it's like a math equation, it's profits over people. As long as you can understand that simple phrase, you understand the core of American capitalism and "democracy." People like...

      It's simple, Ban, it's like a math equation, it's profits over people. As long as you can understand that simple phrase, you understand the core of American capitalism and "democracy."

      People like Ban need to stop acting like there's no way to understand it, we need to start calling it for what it is, clear intent to exploit anyone and everyone who can be exploited.

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