Access to health care: A right or farce?
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Access to health care: A right or farce? by Obiajulu Nnamuchi

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Written in English


  • University of Toronto. -- Faculty of Law -- Dissertations.,
  • Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation.,
  • Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc.,
  • Equality -- Health aspects.

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Despite being accorded recognition as a right inhering in all human beings by a plethora of international human rights instruments and domestic laws, many scholars and pundits still question the legitimacy of making access to health care dependent on need as opposed to ability to pay. They contend, inter alia, that health care is a private good, subject to the market and that redistributive intervention by the State is indefensible. This thesis is a refutation of their claims. Based on human equality, common good and the intimate relationship between human life and good health, the thesis recasts access issues in terms of a challenge, not resolvable via arguments centered on which group loses their rights in the process, but on the benefit to society in general resulting from a healthy population. The conclusion is that access to health care, notwithstanding contrary persuasions, is not a farce but a human right.

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Pagination59 leaves.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19551678M
ISBN 109780494212325

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