Justice, Politics, and Community: Expanding Access and Rationing Health Services in Oregon
Garland, Michael J.
Law, Medicine and Health Care. 1992 Spring-Summer; 20(1-2): 67-81.
...This paper seeks first to provide an accurate account of what Oregon has done and is now doing with its prioritization of health services. Second, I will explore the relevance of the Oregon Plan to the issue of America's movement toward universal health insurance. I will then turn to three recurrent ethical debates associated with the Oregon Plan: the question of fairness in allocation policies directed primarily toward the poor; the question of political ethics associated with "rationing" health care; and the question of community involvement in the ethics of complex public policy decisions....
Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Economics; Ethics; Government; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Insurance; Health Services; Indigents; Insurance; Justice; Obligations of Society; Policy Analysis; Politics; Public Policy; Resource Allocation; Socioeconomic Factors; Standards; State Government; Survey; Values;
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