A jewish perspective on access to healthcare

Noam J. Zohar

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Can anyone doubt that the Jewish tradition mandates universal access to healthcare? In a comprehensive and illuminating discussion, A.L. Mackler seems to have already said all that needs to be said. After aptly analyzing the principles of the traditional institutions and norms relating to (social justice, or welfare), Mackler proceeded to apply these traditions to the context of healthcare, concluding that Society has the responsibility to ensure that needed medical care is provided to those who would otherwise be unable to receive it... Medical care for potentially life-threatening conditions justifies extraordinary expenditures, and represents an urgent obligation of society. (p. 150)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998


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