HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
'Moral clarity' espoused in debate over health-care reform

When the Clinton health care reform initiative died in 1994, the problems it promised to address didn't disappear with it; they grew worse.

More than a decade later, the United States' population has reached 300 million, a large percentage lacking adequate--or any--health care. Figures vary, but approximately 45 million Americans have no health insurance at all and another 20 to 30 million are underinsured, while many more are at risk of losing what little they have.

A new collection of essays, Health Care Reform: Ethics and Politics (University of Rochester Press), questions the ethics of having so many citizens without basic health care--the middle aged who have lost their jobs and benefits, children of uninsured parents--and proposes ways of moving beyond the standard ideological roadblocks.

The anthology, edited by Timothy Engstrm and Wade Robison, professors of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, call for a renewed national dialogue committed to revamping the U.S. health care model guided by moral principles in balance with political and economical realities.

Health Care Reform grew from a conference held at RIT in 1995 and shows how little has improved since the failed Clinton initiative. Essayists include Howard Brody, a former consultant with the Clinton administration's Health Care Reform Task Force; Norman Daniels, from Harvard School of Public Health; and Uwe Reinhardt, who sat on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, among others.

"The message throughout the book is that moral clarity comes first and that clear policies can and must follow," says Robison.

The escalating costs of health care force companies to cut benefits and transfer costs to employees to remain profitable or, paradoxically, to move abroad to countries with a national health care system--all decisions that compromise individuals' and the nation's economic health.

"What is ironic about o
'"/>

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology
16-Nov-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Experts debate role of stenting, bypass surgery in left main coronary artery disease
2. Doctors must debate hospital closures
3. Time for a debate in the USA on health care
4. AIDS debate launches Lancet podcast
5. Beta-blockers for high blood pressure ongoing debate
6. Time is right for vets and doctors to debate food policy
7. Pain that brings us to our knees a great debate on a bone of contention
8. The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use
9. PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum
10. RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
11. Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/9/2016)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of the newly designed, innovative shoulder ... comfort and better cold therapy coverage for the injured arm and shoulder to ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Sir Grout, the leading ... proud to announce that many of their franchises have received the Super Service ... surface restoration franchises received customer recognition through positive reviews and testimonials, as well ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... The Brain ... won. A team from 21st Century Medicine (21CM) ( http://www.21cm.com/ ), spearheaded ... delicate neural circuits of an intact rabbit brain for extremely long-term storage using ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... with BASF Human Nutrition into the Food & Beverage and ... been BASF’s channel partner throughout Canada and USA geographies east of the Rocky ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... The Valentine’s Season is famous for gift giving with flowers, chocolates ... they are loved. This year, for more than 5.6 million Americans suffering with Alzheimer’s, ... be enough to remind them of the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve touched. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... LONDON , Feb.8, 2016 Aesthetic Devices ... GlobalData,s Medical Devices sector report, "Aesthetic Devices - Medical ... Devices currently in pipeline stage. This ... secondary and primary research by GlobalData,s team of industry ... be removed or altered based on the availability and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ... fourth quarter and year-end 2015 results after the Nasdaq ... then host a live conference call and webcast to ... Thursday afternoon, February 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern ... --> http://www.neurocrine.com . --> Participants ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016   GS1 US ... professionals to guide them through GS1 Standards implementation to ... Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule. ... US; Beth Gibson , senior director industry development, ... industry development director, GS1 US --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: