Saltman on solidarity

  title={Saltman on solidarity},
  author={Lawrence D. Brown and David Chinitz},
  booktitle={Israel journal of health policy research},
Richard Saltman suggests that solidarity, a cherished notion at the heart of West European health care systems is being reconsidered in the light of today's austere economic conditions. Solidarity, he argues, has always been a flexible moral guideline, one that allows for policy responses, such as limitations on health benefits or increased out of pocket payments, that challenging fiscal conditions are said to demand. Here we consider what the basic elements in solidarity - universality… CONTINUE READING

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