The private health insurance industry: The real barrier to healthcare access?

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Any humane society needs a just and compassionate way to care for those who are sick, and should be vigilant in identifying and eliminating barriers that frustrate efforts to adequately care for the sick. Some current insurance underwriting practices constitute effective barriers to access to healthcare and serve to diminish the place of freedom and justice in our healthcare system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Nursing(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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