Health and Social Services: Background Note by the Secretariat, S/C/W/50, 18 September 1998 (WTO Council for Trade in Services)

This is a very important MS Word document from the WTO Council on Trade in Services. Essential reading for anybody in the UK or US, because it explains very concisely the problems GATS causes for a UK style NHS - (NHS is a public option, not a single payer system) And its being privatized incrementally. This is a problem created by GATS - its based on the fact that the UK has a public health system, *but still sells health insurance*. Similarly, US cannot have a sustainable public program because it sells health insurance. See P11 in this file and our Glossary's entry on "governmental authority exclusion" - This is important to understand well.

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