Health care and equality of opportunity

Hastings Center Report 37 (2):21-31 (2007)
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One widely accepted way of justifying universal access to health care is to argue that access to health care is necessary to ensure health, which is necessary to provide equality of opportunity. But the evidence on the social determinants of health undermines this argument.



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Gopal Sreenivasan
Duke University

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