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Argument: Universal health care is a social good, not merely an economic good

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Institute of Medicine. “Hidden Costs: Value Lost”, 2002. - “Economic goods that can be valued in monetary terms are not the only kinds of good that we value having. Providing certain important goods like health care to all members of society has its own value.”[1]


Institute of Medicine. “Hidden Costs: Value Lost”, 2002. "Uninsurance in America not only has hidden costs, it represents lost opportunities to more fully realize important social and political ideals that account for our nation’s political stability and vitality. Extending the social benefit of health insurance would help us make our implicit and explicit democratic political commitments of equal opportunity and mutual concern and respect more meaningful and concrete."[2]

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