Para Todu health care plan starts a needed discussion

 

BY FRANK J. CAMPILLO

The proposal of “Health Care Para Todu,” or “Health Care for Everyone,” starts a much-needed dialog, which Guam should have had many years ago. Our island has for many years subsidized health care at the expense of the tax payers and the government-administered civilian hospital that continues to be financially challenged due to the high number of non-paying or uninsured individuals.

The state of Hawaii implemented a near-universal health insurance program in 1974 and recently proposed legislation to offer universal long-term care for seniors that would address elderly . . .

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