Allocating Health Care Resources

  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder

Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Governor Richard D. Lamm
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lawrence W. White, Mary Ellen Waithe
    Pages 21-54
  4. Robert Baker
    Pages 55-84
  5. George W. Rainbolt
    Pages 85-120
  6. John Douard
    Pages 121-144
  7. Jeffrey P. Kahn
    Pages 177-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


In ALLOCATING HEALTH CARE RESOURCES, leading authorities and researchers expose the basic philosophical, ethical, and economic issues underlying the current health care debate. The contributors wrestle with such complicated issues as whether it is ethical to ration health care, the morality of the worldwide bias against children in allocating health care resources, whether sin taxes can be defended morally, and how to achieve a just health care system. The book also includes an insightful analysis of the Clinton health care reform plan.

ALLOCATING HEALTH CARE RESOURCES will be of interest to philosophers, health policy experts, medical ethicists, health professionals, and concerned citizens. It serves to clarify and illuminate the logic and rhetoric of health care reform, and so to help us all achieve a fair and equitable distribution of these precious resources.


ethics health health care health policy morality

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Humber
    • 1
  • Robert F. Almeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1995
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4479-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-447-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0742-1796
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