What Would a Socialist Health Care System Look Like? a Sketch
Loewy, Erich H.
Health Care Analysis. 1997 Sep; 5(3): 195-204.
In this paper I argue that, since institutions must reflect the societies in which they are placed, a socialist health-care system cannot be understood unless democratic socialism--which would assure all of basic necessities of existence, full education and health-care to all members of the community -- is not incompatible with a flourishing market for other products. In contrasting single with multiple tiered health care systems, I suggest that a single tiered system in which all have equal access to health care and none can buy more, is most consistent with the ideals of democratic socialism.
Autonomy; Access to Health Care; Biomedical Research; Capitalism; Communism; Decision Making; Democracy; Economics; Education; Freedom; Government; Government Financing; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Insurance; Health Personnel; Historical Aspects; Insurance; Justice; Libertarianism; Medical Fees; National Health Insurance; Obligations of Society; Political Systems; Professional Autonomy; Research; Resource Allocation; Rights; Socialism; Standards; Values;
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