Distributing Health Care

1- Journal:
America is a World Leader in Health Inequality ( 300 words) please use this link for the journal
2-Use this thread to comment, question or dialogue about the latest ethical theory we’ve encountered! Is this a
pragmatic melding of Principles and Consequences?
What do you think of his “Veil of Ignorance” and “Original Position”? 200 words
3-In Unit 1 we examined Dan Callahan’s connection of Health Care reform to our assumed set of Values (from
his perspective of over 2 decades ago). Now that you read more on Canada in our text and other material in
the Unit Assignment what do you think about the contrast with Canada and our other Western trading
partners? 200 (words)
4-A “Right” to Health Care? Attachment
In response to the “Briefing Session” and other assigned readings, reflect on the following questions:
Do we have a “right” to Health Care?
What does it mean to have a “Right” to anything?
Even if there isn’t a Right per-se, is there an obligation by the profession to meet some sort of social goal of
providing basic care to all Americans? (200 words)
5-I don’t; think any one of the links for graphics alone is worthy of a post… but maybe you will prove me wrong!
Feel free to comment on a few of the links in the ‘bonus’ section in the Learning Unit that had links for graphs
related to health care history and allocation.
Any comment on the local connections Philadelphia has to the History of Healthcare in the US? What about the
one outstanding fact that the last link (with 21 graphs!) makes? ( 200 words).
Please use this link:This map of global health care prices shows
Americans are getting ripped off:
And in the end — was this a helpful bonus?
Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Bioethics, Concise Edition, 1e
Ronald Munson
Read about Rawls’ – Section VI: on p 489 through 493 AND ‘Major Moral Principles’ on p 505 through 510
Issues of Distributing Health Care Ch. 9 —
Read the “Briefing Session” and Read either the Case Presentation at the very beginning on “The Way It
Was…” or the Social Context on “In Crisis Mode…”
Read at least ONE of the “Decision Scenarios” at the end of the chapter
Read this article, but ONLY SECTION V “Towards A Distributive Theory” (p 160 of the text or simply p 16 of the
.pdf file):
Health Statistics:
Canada vs. the United States
How does the United States stack up against Canada in health care? Each Canadian province operates a taxsupported universal coverage plan. It’s estimated that such a system could save the United States more than
$75 billion a year.
Note: This data is from the early ’90’s:
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do you think that there would be the same difference today? GJP
Life expectancy —
U.S., 75.3 years;
Canada, 77.1 years.
Infant mortality —
U.S., 10.4 (per 100 live births);
Canada, 7.9.
Death from Heart disease —
U.S., 434 (per 10,000);
Canada, 348.
Health expenditure as percent of GNP —
U.S., $2,354;
Canada, $1,683.
Number of people per doctor —
U.S., 12.3 percent;
Canada, 8.7 percent.
Short-term hospital beds —
U.S., 4.05 (per 1,000);
Canada, 4.39.
Open heart surgery units —
U.S., 790;
Canada, 11.
Average physician income —
U.S., $146,2000;
Canada, $115,000 (U.S.).
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Average annual malpractice premium —
U.S., $57,000;
Canada, $7,500.
Callahan source
Health Care Reform: Dan Callahan & beyond
As a “follow-up” to your readings and reflections on The Claim to Health Care I’d like to make a few remarks of
my own and follow through with additional information on Dan Callahan’s perspective.
The first observation is that whenever the question is framed as, “Do you have a Right to Health Care?” the
responses tend very much to the affirmative. Yet people, especially those connected to the health care
industry, realize that there is a disparity between what “is” and what “ought to be”. Health seems to be
something so universally desired, but something that it is rare to achieve without the support services of the
profession committed to its intrinsic moral value. Stories — tragedies, in some cases — of people ‘wrongly’
denied care abound. The sense of injustice seems more pronounced the closer and individual is to any
particular situation. In part what one must do for philosophic reflection is to gain some distance from the
particular and raise the question in a more general fashion. Hopefully the perspective gained informs and aids
in a better understanding of the particular.

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