The Resource American health care : realities, rights, and reforms, Charles J. Dougherty

American health care : realities, rights, and reforms, Charles J. Dougherty

Label
American health care : realities, rights, and reforms
Title
American health care
Title remainder
realities, rights, and reforms
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Dougherty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a moral evaluation of American health care. It is in three main parts: a review and analysis of conditions bearing on access to quality health care, a philosophical analysis and defence of the concept of a moral right to health care, and a discussion of various policy alternatives for reform of the US system for delivering health care. The first chapter demonstrates that many Americans, especially among blacks, persons from low income families, and those with less education, are underserved by the present system. Persons in these groups have significantly worse health characteristics than other Americans. Do these persons have a right to health care? If so, to what kinds of care and how much? In part two, four contemporary theories of justice and of peoples' rights - utilitarianism, egalitarianism, libertarianism, and contractarianism - are examined and their implications for a right to health care described. Each theory is then discussed in terms of a right to health care that encompasses non-interference with one's health, primary care, curative care under some circumstances, and the freedom to buy additional health care not guaranteed by right.; What is to be done? This is the central question of the third part, which examines and evaluates alternative directions for reform of the American health care system
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
SFB
Dewey number
362.1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
D675 1988eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
American health care : realities, rights, and reforms, Charles J. Dougherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Realities -- 1. Some American Health Care Realities: Access to Needed Care; Quality of Care; Rising Costs -- Part II: Rights -- 2. A Right to Health Care: The Concept of a Right; For and Against a Right to Health Care -- 3. Utilitarianism: Optimal Consequences; Prudent Insurance -- 4. Egalitarianism: Equal Intrinsic Value; Substantive Equality -- 5. Libertarianism: Liberty and Ownership; Compensatory Rights -- 6. Contractarianism: The Social Contract; Liberty, Opportunity, and Wealth -- 7. Plural Foundations: Proof and Persons; Four Health Care Rights; Rights, Clarity, and Ideals -- Part III: Reforms -- 8. Market Reforms: Pure Competition; A Hobbled Market -- 9. DRGs, HMOs, and Vouchers: Price Controls; Prepaid Group Practice; Cash and Voucher Plans -- 10. National Health Care Plans: Medicare and Medicaid; National Health Insurance; A National Health Care Service
Control code
ocn243614159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280523410
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b23619314
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243614159
  • acaebk0195052714
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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