Medicare and Medicaid: Are They Just Health Care Programs?
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.
Place of Original Publication
Houston Law Review
29 Houston Law Review 835 (1992)
Mehlman, Maxwell J. and Viscan, Karen A., "Medicare and Medicaid: Are They Just Health Care Programs?" (1992). Faculty Publications. 1053.