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When a pandemic hits, does universal health care save lives?

Clip: Special | 2m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

Ruth Castellanos is a COVID “long-hauler,” and sees a battery of specialists. While her symptoms are alarming, thanks to Canada’s single-payer health care, her bills are covered. Does universal health care save lives when a pandemic erupts? “Critical Care: America vs the World,” airs April 21 on PBS, examining how other nations provide universal care at a lower cost, with better outcomes.

Aired: 04/01/21

Rating: NR

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