Extending Health Care to all Ethically and Practically: Lessons From Covid-19
"The long-standing debate over whether health care is a right or a privilege seems particularly heartless during a global pandemic. Guided in part by aftereffects of the pandemic, we believe there is a straightforward way to equitably resolve this contentious issue."
"We believe that clearly defining this common ground can make an important contribution toward ensuring that all people have adequate, high-quality health care without increasing health care spending — and perhaps even lowering it."
In their article, Binkley and Levy put forth a model solution that would align spending with the moral standard of improving the health of society.
Dr.Charles Binkley, director, Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Richard Levy, Ethics Center advisory board member, former board chair of Sutter Health, and former CEO of Varian Medical Systems, published on STAT News.