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National Health Service

A national health service is a system of healthcare funded by mandatory taxes where every resident person in the country is automatically a member, and healthcare is free at the time of use.

It first appeared in the United Kingdom in 1948 and is sometimes called the Beveridge-Bevan model, after its founders there. National health services now exist in other countries, like Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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