Title

Medicare and Medicaid: Are They Just Health Care Programs?

Abstract

This article examines the goal of justice and its relation to the health care system-particularly in the two major government health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid. It proposes three principles of justice by which the performance of a social system such as health care can be evaluated: equality, redistributive justice, and equity. The article also examines whether and to what degree each of these principles is embodied in Medicare and Medicaid.

Keywords

Medicare, Mediaid

Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Article

Place of Original Publication

Houston Law Review

Publication Information

29 Houston Law Review 835 (1992)

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