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Not for Sale: Recovering Healthcare

Morbid Symptoms: Health under Capitalism - Socialist Register 2010 edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys (Delhi: LeftWord ), 2010; pp xiv + 324, Rs 350.

Not for Sale: Recovering Healthcare

health. In the chapter “Inequality and Health”, David Coburn examines the arguments for income inequality between and George Thomas within nations as an important cause of A ll over the developed world, the question of how much medical care should be provided by the State has become a contentious issue. It features in the election manifesto of every political party. It is strange then that this is not true of the less developed world, and certainly not true of India. In spite of the abysmal medical services for a large majority, severe inequities in the health sector, and some of the worst health indicators in the world, the issue of quality and quantity of medical services seems not to have excited the public imagination – at least not enough for political parties to make it an important part of their agenda.

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