In Brazil, health care is free — by law, everyone has a right to treatment, from organ transplants to sex-change operations.
No one benefits more than the poor, and physicians are given incentives and paid up to three times more to work in the poorest areas of Brazil.
As a result, infant mortality is down and life expectancy is up, but there are drawbacks. Offering so much has put a strain on the health system. Most of Brazil’s hospitals are considered substandard, with long waits for procedures.
Worldfocus correspondent Edie Magnus and producer Megan Thomspon report from Brazil on the highs and lows of universal health care.
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