Public health care needs to be universal, with “everybody in and nobody out”

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Dominic Harris recalls his cousin cutting his hand open.

“He took Superglue and glued it because he didn’t want to go to the hospital,” he said.

“My other cousin tore his ACL and he’s now looking at a $6,000 bill to get an MRI, not including surgery. He has no insurance. If we had a universal health care system, everyone would be on the same level – whether you’re a judge or janitor.”

Working people across North America experience vastly different access to health care and for those who do not have privileged access; it could be the fine line between life and death.

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