David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (6) (1995)
Health care policy in the Netherlands has long been guided by the values of solidarity and equality. As a result of several forces, particularly the scarcity of resources, the retreat of the Welfare State and the introduction of market forces in health care, both values are increasingly under strain. Next to solidarity and equality, freedom of choice and financial responsibility are playing an important role in Dutch health care. Consequently, there is a growing division in Dutch heaith care between two tiers, one basic tier giving access to a basic package of services and a luxury tier giving access to a higher quality of care and to services not included in the basic package. The main thesis of the article is that a two-tier system is morally justified on the condition that the basic tier is universally accessible and is based on the value of humanitarian solidarity. Keywords: access to health care, health insurance, resource allocation, solidarity CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chan Ho-mun (1999). Free Choice, Equity, and Care: The Moral Foundations of Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24 (6):624 – 637.
Loretta M. Kopelman (2001). On Duties to Provide Basic Health and Dental Care to Children. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (2):193 – 209.
Nicola Pasini (2000). Solidarity and the Role of the State in Italian Health Care. Health Care Analysis 8 (4):341-354.
Ole Frithjof Norheim (1995). The Norwegian Welfare State in Transition: Rationing and Plurality of Values as Ethical Challenges for the Health Care System. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (6):639-655.
Margo Trappenburg (2000). Lifestyle Solidarity in the Healthcare System. Health Care Analysis 8 (1):65-75.
Søren Holm (1995). "Socialized Medicine", Resource Allocation and Two-Tiered Health Care – the Danish Experience. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (6):631-637.
Robert A. Pearlman (1992). An Ethical Framework for Rationing Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (1):79-96.
R. Ter Meulen & F. Jotterand (2008). Individual Responsibility and Solidarity in European Health Care: Further Down the Road to Two-Tier System of Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (3):191-197.
G. J. van der Wilt (1995). Towards a Two Tier Health System in the Netherlands: How to Put Theory Into Practice. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (6):617-630.
Helen Keasberry (1992). Equity and Solidarity: The Context of Health Care in the Netherlands. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (4):463-477.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads10 ( #271,699 of 1,781,221 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #295,025 of 1,781,221 )
How can I increase my downloads?