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Medical Care

Oliver Fein and H. Jack Geiger

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The United States is the only industrialized democracy that does not define access to healthcare as a right and a government responsibility and therefore does not provide universal healthcare ... More


Reforming Healthcare

William G. Gale

in Fiscal Therapy: Balancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Obligations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190645410
eISBN:
9780190939175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645410.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Economic Systems

As Chapter 7 documents, healthcare already accounts for a quarter of federal spending and will grow significantly in the future. Almost half of Americans get health insurance through government ... More


Justice, Care, and Health Care

Daniel Engster

in Justice, Care, and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198719564
eISBN:
9780191788659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719564.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Health care has traditionally been justified in terms of its contribution to good health, but recent developments (research into the social determinants of health, population aging, and cost ... More


Information about Health Care Systems

Alex Rajczi

in The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190946838
eISBN:
9780190946869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946838.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One cannot discuss the ethics of health policy without understanding how health systems work, so this chapter provides background on the American health system before and after the Affordable Care ... More


The Case for Universal Health Insurance

Alex Rajczi

in The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190946838
eISBN:
9780190946869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946838.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The previous chapters have examined three significant objections to universal health insurance—objections focused on fiscal risk, efficacy, and personal cost. This chapter synthesizes the responses ... More


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