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By Audrey R. Chapman

Arguing that well-being care could be a human correct instead of a commodity, the prestigious members to this quantity demand a brand new social covenant setting up a correct to a customary of future health care in line with society's point of assets. by means of linking rights with limits, they provide a framework for looking nationwide consensus on a cost-conscious regular of common remedy. The authors determine the coverage implications of spotting and imposing any such correct and strengthen particular standards to degree the good fortune of overall healthiness care reform from a human rights standpoint. "Health Care Reform" additionally deals particular and well timed feedback of controlled festival and its offspring, the Clinton plan for well-being care reform. simply because overall healthiness care reform will unavoidably be an ongoing means of review and revision - specifically on the grounds that controlled pageant has now not been applied somewhere else - this booklet will final past the instant by means of supplying important criteria to steer the long run evolution of the healthiness care method.

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I. Chapman, Audrey R. ) 94-2311 Page v CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction Audrey R. Chapman 1 Part One The Framework for Health Care Reform 33 The Right to Health Care and Health Care Reform Janet O'Keeffe 35 The President's Commission on the Right to Health Care Dan W. Brock 65 Part Two Health Care As a Human Right 85 Defining the Right to Health Care Virginia A. Leary 87 Egalitarian Justice and the Right to Health Care Robert M. Veatch 106 International Human Rights and Health Care Reform Jack Donnelly 124 Aligning Rights and Responsibilities Larry R.

One need only consider the situation in countries like the former Yugoslavia or Somalia where civil society has broken down and political institutions no longer function to affirm the social character of rights. Human rights serve as positive instruments of human and community development. 20 In using rights language a society assigns priority to a particular human attribute or social good. While rights claims are not absolute, Page 6 they impose prima facie duties or obligations on the community.

Assistant Director for Public Interest Policy, American Psychological Association. Robert M. , Professor of Medical Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University. , Research Associate, American College of Physicians. , Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Page iii Health Care Reform: A Human Rights Approach Edited by Audrey R. C. 20007-1079 � 1994 by Georgetown University Press. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1994 THIS VOLUME IS PRINTED ON ACID-FREE OFFSET BOOK PAPER.

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