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Reframing the healthcare debate: targeted problems and solutions

Zimmerman, Anne Houck

This ethics paper argues that changes to the healthcare system in the US can create a universal system without a single payer. The ethical goal of insuring all and providing access to the very best healthcare must adhere to the ethos of our country and be feasible within the political climate. Incremental changes must capitalize on the best parts of the current system, a better approach than a single-payer system on political, principled, and economic grounds. With a goal of a completely universal system, change must harness regulatory powers to reel in insurance company and other corporate behavior and inappropriate profiteering.


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Thesis Advisors
Engel, Jonathan
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
April 16, 2020


Keywords: universal healthcare, single payer, policy, ethics, bioethics, insurance, uninsured