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  1. Please read these papers- Carve outs are urgently needed to protect the right to regulate! or FTAs will block any progressive changes. Currently, all deregulation ratchets in- becomes permanent. because of these FTAs-especially GATS, and soon TISA, etc. Nobody, not even PNHP seems to realize this now.

    See http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.405.5725 (start here )

    http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/ctpchlthcaresub.pdf

    http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/putting_health_first.pdf

    also http://www.epsu.org/article/new-study-model-clauses-exclusion-public-services-trade-and-investment-agreements