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[Comment] Offline: The misuse of universal health coverage

Health workers are taught to see their purpose as imbued with special human importance. Possessed with the values of knowledge, judgment, respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, altruism, excellence, continuous improvement, and partnership, medicine is often said to be endowed with particularly moral attributes. This vocational foundation gives ethical momentum to the case for universal health coverage, the big idea of the Sustainable Development Goals. The creation of national health services, we doctors may suggest, are critical humanitarian milestones in the histories of nations.

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