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This paper examines how healthcare spending affects the economy in many diverse and complex ways and how the effects tend to differ across sectors of the economy and population groups. The paper contends that the goal of every society should be to have a healthy society and that this places a duty on the government to protect everyone's health. The paper also discusses how even though the current reform plans that are in place are primarily driven by a sense of economic necessity, based on cost concerns they do implicitly share a common understanding of health as a social goal. Where those proposals fall short is in assuming that these shared social and financial goals can be realized with the fragmented, market-based services that are in place today.
From the Paper:"Human rights principles clarify the social, economic, and moral aspects of our health care crisis and offer guidance for developing a holistic solution. If as a whole society agrees on the common goal of a healthy society, then they need to create a robust and sustainable system of collective health care provision that guarantees that everyone can get the health care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. If it is agreed on the need to contain the health care costs faced by families, businesses, and government, then there is a need to use our limited resources as effectively as possible, accountable to all of us. As a society we cannot afford to waste them on insurance middlemen and other interests that inflate prices and reduce resources through bureaucracy, marketing, and profit-making. If it agreed on that moral obligations are conferred by human rights, which entails treating every person as our equal, endowed with dignity and an equal opportunity to pursue a healthy life, then we cannot exclude anyone from health care, or give them inferior care, or force them to pay private gatekeepers to access care. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Effects of Health Care Spending on the U.S. Economy. (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2009, from Web site: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/costgrowth/
- Ten Health Care Financing Principles to Ensure Universality, Equity, and Accountability. (2009). Retrieved August 19, 2009, from Web site: http://www.nesri.org/Human_Rights_Principles_for_Financing_Health_Care.pdf
- The Effect of Health Care Cost Growth on the U.S. Economy. (n.d.). Retrieved August 19, 2009, from Web site: http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/health/reports/08/healthcarecost/report.pdf
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Healthcare Case Management (2012, January 17) Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/healthcare-case-management-149995/
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