Comments on “Rationing Medical Care: Processes for Defining Adequacy”

  • David D. Friedman
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 21)


Mary Ann Baily begins her paper by setting out, in general terms, the idea of a “decent minimum approach” to providing health care. She goes on to argue for defining the “decent minimum” as the level that should be (but not the level that is) chosen by the middle class, and to discuss reasons why it should and ways in which it could be made available to everyone.


Middle Class Medical Insurance Government Involvement Total Life Expectancy Normative Proposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David D. Friedman
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  1. 1.A.B. Freeman School of BusinessTulane UniversityNew OrleansFrance

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