Just Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Paul T. Menzel

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Just Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

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This article examines why access to health care has become a subject of interest to business and its employees, particularly in the U.S. It discusses consumer concerns about the alleged obligations of health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies to their consumers and evaluates whether such obligations exist. It explores just access to health care and pharmaceuticals from a society-wide perspective and expresses optimism about the possibility of finding common moral ground on today's contentious issues about health care access.

Keywords: health care access; business; employees; U.S.; health insurance companies; pharmaceutical companies

Article.  15589 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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