How would you explain access to healthcare and healthcare coverage as an individual’s right?

Health 204

Introduction

There are 4 different “moral arguments” that help to explain views on healthcare provision. Below is a brief definition of each.

  • Utilitarian moral argument: to maximize the good and minimize the bad.
  • Egalitarian moral argument: to act on the principle that all people are created equal.
  • Contractarian moral argument: to act on the value of fairness (without bias).
  • Libertarian moral argument: to act on the value of freedom.

Your Tasks

Task 1- Original Post

  • Respond to the following questions:
    • How would you explain access to healthcare and healthcare coverage as an individual’s right?
      • You will need specify at least one of the above moral arguments in answering this question. (10 points, 3 for specifying and explaining at least one moral argument)
    • In what ways is healthcare a privilege (whether actual or perceived)? (6 points)
  • The post must be at least 250 words. (2 points)
  • Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list. (2 points)

Task 2- Peer Response

  1. Respond to at least 2 classmate’s posts. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with their opinion. Additionally, discuss the similarities and differences between your use and their use of moral arguments. (10 points)