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Mortal peril : our inalienable right to health care?

Author: Richard Allen Epstein
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1997.
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In this seminal work, distinguished legal scholar Richard Epstein daringly refutes the assumption that health care is a "right" that should be available to all Americans. Such thinking, he argues, has fundamentally distorted our national debate on health care by focusing the controversy on the unrealistic goal of government-provided universal access, instead of what can be reasonably provided to the largest number
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Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Mortal peril.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1997
(OCoLC)665183629
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Epstein
ISBN: 0201136473 9780201136470
OCLC Number: 35658013
Description: xvi, 503 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Seen But Not Heard --
Introduction: Hard Truths and Fresh Starts --
Pt. 1. Access to Health Care. 1. A Positive Case for Positive Rights. 2. Practical Obstacles to Positive Rights. 3. Demanded Care: An Exercise in Futility. 4. Necessity and Indigent Care: The Right to Say No. 5. Wealth and Disability. 6. Community Rating and Pre-existing Conditions. 7. Medicare: The Third Rail of American Politics. 8. Clintoncare: The Shipwreck --
Pt. 2. Self-Determination and Choice. 9. Alienability and Its Limitations: Of Surrogacy and Baby-Selling. 10. The Present: Shortages Without Solution. 11. Transplantation: The Supply Side. 12. Organ Transplantation: The Demand Side. 13. Active Euthanasia. 14. Physician-Assisted Suicide. 15. Abuse and Overreaching. 16. Unwelcome Constitutional Complications. 17. Incompetence. 18. History, Doctrine, and Evolution of Liability. 19. The Efficiency of the Liability System. 20. The Reform of the Liability System.
Responsibility: Richard A. Epstein.
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