Legal Solutions for Universal Health Coverage

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Among all global health initiatives—such as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Roll Back Malaria, and the Stop TB Partnership—universal health coverage (often abbreviated as UHC) has garnered the most political attention. The “sustainable development goals” adopted by all United Nations (UN) member states in 2015, have a single health goal, to ensure healthy lives and as well as promote well-being “for all at all ages.” Its most important target is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

Advancing the right to health through universal health coverage requires adherence to 5 key values. Health services must be universally accessible, equitable, affordable, high quality, and cost effective.

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The Journal of the American Medical Association Forum, Vol. 323, No. 6, 496.