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Canadians on health care

Before 1966, 30 percent of Canadians lacked health care, an inequity for those believing Paul’s words: “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it,” Karen Hamilton, head of the Canadian Council of Churches, wrote to the National [U.S.] Council of Churches, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals. Hamilton said Canadian churches rejected “a structure that would force thousands into bankruptcy due to unforeseen medical expenses ... promote different levels of service [or] end health insurance for those who found themselves unemployed.”


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