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Justice and the Right to Health Care: An Egalitarian Account

  • Robert M. Veatch
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 38)

Abstract

This essay is meant to be an account of an egalitarian theory of justice applied to health care. It will in part be a descriptive account of how those who favor some version of a qualified “right to equal health” or a principle of distribution of health care based primarily on need have supported their views. In addition, it will in part be a normative account of the kinds of arguments and assumptions that might best support the egalitarian position and what qualifications might be necessary.

Keywords

Prima Facie Side Constraint Great Equality Egalitarian Position Absolute Priority 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Veatch
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  1. 1.Kennedy Institute of EthicsGeorgetown UniversityWashington, D.C.USA

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