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by Alexandre A. Martins, Ph.D.

Imagine an effective and efficient universal health care system that delivers care to low-income families. Now imagine dismantling that program to further marginalize those same families. This scenario raises questions of global health disparities that threatens justice. Removing access to care for low-income families is a problem in the U.S. where Medicare work requirements restrict access and where efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act mean fewer people can sign for insurance. Globally, the same problem is occurring in Brazil with implementation of neoliberal policies that foster the expansion of a private healthcare market where health becomes a privilege, similar to the failing U.S.…

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