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Motives and markets in health care

Abstract:

The truth about health care policy lies between two exaggerated views: a market view in which individuals purchase their own health care from profit maximizing health-care firms and a control view in which costs are controlled by regulations limiting which treatments health insurance will pay for. This essay suggests a way to avoid on the one hand the suffering, unfairness, and abandonment of solidarity entailed by the market view and, on the other hand, to diminish the inflexibility and inef...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department:
Department of Philosophy
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
64-84
Publication date:
2013-12-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
URN:
uuid:a130e898-4ae4-4fe8-b8de-b9d62b7b74d4
Local pid:
ora:8801

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