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Allocating Health Care Resources

English · Paperback / Softback

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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.

List of contents

Better Health Care Through Rationing, Governor Richard D. Lamm. The Ethics of Health Care Rationing as a Strategy of Cost Containment, Lawrence W. White and Mary Ellen Waithe. Rationing, Rhetoric, and Rationality: A Review of the Health Care Rationing Debate in America and Europe, Robert Baker. An Evaluation of Clinton's Health Care Proposal, George W. Rainbolt. Health Care Allocation: A Deflationary Account, John Douard. Hypothetical Choice Approaches to Health Care Allocation, Madison Powers. Sin Taxes as a Mechanism of Health Care Finance: Moral and Policy Considerations, Jeffrey P. Kahn. The Injustice of Age Bias Against Children in Allocating Health Care, Loretta M. Kopelman. Index.


There is no better way to update oneself about the major issues of today's health care debate than to take up this excellent book. -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

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