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A Health Capability Account of Equitable and Efficient Health Financing and Insurance

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an alternative moral framework for analyzing health financing. In the health capability paradigm, continuous universal health insurance is essential for human flourishing. Its ... More


Personal Cost

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/9780190946838.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some people object to social minimum programs, including certain health care programs, because they believe the programs impose excessive taxes and other personal costs on those who fund them. This ... 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


Efficacy

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/9780190946838.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some people express concern that social minimum programs might be ineffective, inefficient, counterproductive, or unnecessary. This chapter focuses on three specific worries about efficacy that are ... More


Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Academic health centers (AHCs) have played a key role in propelling the United States to world leadership in technological advances in medicine. At the same time, however, many of these urban-based ... More


Introduction

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/9780190946838.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most Americans see the need for a national health policy that guarantees reasonable access to health insurance for all citizens, but some worry that a universal health insurance system would be ... 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


The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance

Alex Rajczi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190946838
eISBN:
9780190946869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946838.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Millions of Americans lack health insurance, and thousands suffer and die every year. Philosophers have argued that an ideal society would avoid these problems by guaranteeing affordable access to ... More


Fiscal Issues

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/9780190946838.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some people cite fiscal concerns as a reason to oppose expansions of the health safety net. This chapter develops and examines those fiscal concerns. The opening sections lay out some information on ... More


The Ethical Issues Raised in Health Care Debates

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/9780190946838.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book will ask whether universal health insurance systems are objectionable on the ground that they are inefficacious, fiscally risky, or require that individuals bear excessive personal costs. ... More


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