Framing Issues in Health Care: Do American Ideals Demand Basic Health Care and Other Social Necessities for All?

Health Care Analysis 15 (4):261-271 (2007)

Roberta Ann Springer Loewy
University of California, Davis
This paper argues for the necessity of universal health care (as well as universal free education) using a different argument than most that have been made heretofore. It is not meant to conflict with but to strengthen the arguments previously made by others. Using the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution we argue that universal health care in this day and age has become a necessary condition if the ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are to be more than an empty promise and if the discussion of “promoting of general welfare” in the preamble is to have any meaning
Keywords Universal health care  Solidarity  Libertarianism  Framing issues  Communitarianism  Parochial communitarianism  Natural vs inalienable rights  Decent society
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DOI 10.1007/s10728-007-0063-7
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