Untaxed private wealth hinders many countries to reach or maintain Universal Health Coverage
The political context of Universal Health Coverage
MMI The papers of the the joint World Bank/WHO ministerial level meeting on Universal Health coverage "seem to suggest that fiscal reality is cast in stone and that within this fiscal reality countries have the political space to move forward to UHC. This approach, in essence, tells us something about the sad situation we have come to live in. A reality in which the financial oligarchy have taken over country democracies, according to Simon Johnson’s The Quiet Coup. A reality in which economic inequalities have an enormous negative impact on health equity and social wellbeing. Untaxed private wealth hinders many countries to finance strong public systems to reach or maintain Universal Health Coverage", writes Remco van de Paa for the lastes MMI Network News.