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Allocation of Health Care Resources

  • Lisa NewtonEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Abstract

This chapter looks at the currently intractable justice problems of health care distribution: the explosion of health care costs, the vastly unequal access to health care, the disconnect between patient responsibility and medical decision-making, the perverse incentives embedded in the location of health care in the private sector. A solution is proposed and described, returning monitoring of health to the local public health facilities; discussion indicates the low probability of adoption.

Keywords

Health care Health insurance HMOs Medicare Medicaid Clinton Health Care Plan Affordable Care Act Public health 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fairfield UniversityShelburneUSA

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