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[Correspondence] Elections could rekindle health debate in Brazil

04 Oct 2014

Michael Kepp's World Report on the upcoming elections in Brazil makes some ill-conceived assertions. Compared with other countries of its size, Brazil has made the most significant progress towards universal health coverage. Spending “a mere 3·5% of the federal budget” to achieve this should not be cause to criticise Brazil's policies, but rather an opportunity to applaud them for nearly eliminating catastrophic health expenditures and achieving unparalleled gains in health outcomes The next challenge will be to bring that same innovative approach to secondary and tertiary care.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet