A type of government sponsored health plan which would provide healthcare coverage to all citizens. This is an aspect of Clinton ‘s original health plan in the mid 1990s and is an attribute of national health insurance plans similar to those offered in other countries such as the UK or Canada . While government sponsored health care is not likely to be universal, the concept of providing healthcare to all Americans is continuously discussed by politicians in Washington . Expect to see more and more discussion of modified universal coverage ideas in the years to come. See also National Health Insurance.