Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Yo Quiero Health Insurance?

A relatively new health insurance plan implemented in Mexico in 2003 has begun to reduce infant mortality rates and the number childhood deaths from cancer, according to seven new studies of the plan published this month in the Lancet, the Long Island Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the plan, which seeks to provide universal health insurance for Mexican residents by 2010, "has become the envy of developing countries worldwide."

Universal health insurance. Where have we heard that cry before?

Mexico since 1943 has provided public health insurance for residents with full-time jobs, or about half of the population, but the remainder lack coverage

No job, no health insurance. Wonder if that includes work outside of Mexico?
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