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philosophical analysis of America's transformation to universal health care

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2011
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Human beings have two apparently conflicting fundamental rights. On the one hand, individuals have a right to health care as the United Nations declared in 1948. On the other hand, individuals have a right to liberty; that is, the freedom to make one's own health related choices, even poor ones. One goal of this essay is to show how to reconcile these two apparently conflicting core American values. This reconciliation is important, because a universal health care system that is fair and just must account for individual rights in tandem with attempts to address matters of social justice. In order for this reconciliation to occur, matters of individual responsibility, social responsibility, and social justice must be central to health care reform.
Title: A philosophical analysis of America's transformation to universal health care: implications for responsibility and justice.
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Name(s): Mantoni, Jennifer Lynn.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Philosophy
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 64 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Human beings have two apparently conflicting fundamental rights. On the one hand, individuals have a right to health care as the United Nations declared in 1948. On the other hand, individuals have a right to liberty; that is, the freedom to make one's own health related choices, even poor ones. One goal of this essay is to show how to reconcile these two apparently conflicting core American values. This reconciliation is important, because a universal health care system that is fair and just must account for individual rights in tandem with attempts to address matters of social justice. In order for this reconciliation to occur, matters of individual responsibility, social responsibility, and social justice must be central to health care reform.
Identifier: 733051704 (oclc), 3171680 (digitool), FADT3171680 (IID), fau:3645 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jennifer Lynn Mantoni.
Vita.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Health care reform -- United States
Health services accessibility -- United States
Insurance, Health -- United States -- Government policy
Political science -- Philosophy
Health care rationing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Social justice -- United States
Responsibility
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