TITLE

Health-Care Reform: Too Much of a Good Thing?

AUTHOR(S)
Cummings, McLean
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Linacre Quarterly;Aug2012, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p325
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Approaching health-care reform from a philosophical and theological perspective, the author calls into question the assumption that more health care is better health care. He points out that the high cost of the technological advances that have improved health care in the developed world raises a moral issue, for most other people in the world have no comparable health security. The right to basic health care must be defined in a realistic way. Otherwise, the author warns, the ever increasing call for more health care will lead to the rationing of benefits for those that technology can no longer help: the very old and the terminally ill.
ACCESSION #
82864012

 

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