Authors

Anita Pereira

Document Type

Article

Comments

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Abstract

Healthcare is a fundamental human right. The right to health is as important as the right to food and shelter. Although the United States leads the world in advancing medical technology and science, it significantly lags behind other industrialized nations in regard to the basic human right to health. Healthcare has become a commodity in the United States. The affluent have absolute access to health; the disadvantaged and marginalized are denied this necessary access.

Date of Authorship for this Version

June 2004

Keywords

health insurance, poverty, human rights