Medical Need, Equality, and Uncertainty

@article{Horne2016MedicalNE,
  title={Medical Need, Equality, and Uncertainty},
  author={Lendell Chad Horne},
  journal={Public Health Law \& Policy eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
  • L. Horne
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Public Health Law & Policy eJournal
Many hold that distributing healthcare according to medical need is a requirement of equality. Most egalitarians believe, however, that people ought to be equal on the whole, by some overall measure of well-being or life-prospects; it would be a massive coincidence if distributing healthcare according to medical need turned out to be an effective way of promoting equality overall. I argue that distributing healthcare according to medical need is important for reducing individuals' uncertainty… 
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