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Through a comparative global study of countries from all continents representing a diversity of health, legal, political, and economic systems, this book explores the role of health rights in advancing greater equality through access to health care. Does health care promote equality, or does it in fact advance the opposite result? Does inserting the idea of 'the right to health' into health systems allow the reinsertion of public values into systems that are undergoing privatization? Or does it allow for private claims to be re-articulated as 'rights', in a way that actually reinforces inequality? This volume includes studies from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands, China, and Nigeria, among many others, and authors with expertise in the legal and health systems of their countries, making this a seminal study that allows readers to see the differing role of rights in various health systems.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Marrying human rights and health care systems: Contexts for a power to improve access and equity / Colleen M. Flood and Aeyal Gross Litigating a right to health care in New Zealand / Joanna Manning The right to health in Sweden / Anna-Sara Lind Litigating health rights in Canada: A white knight for equity? / Colleen M. Flood Promoting access and equity in health: Assessing the national health service in England / Christopher Newdick Colombia's right-to-health litigation in a context of health care reform / Everaldo Lamprea The right to health in Israel between solidarity and neoliberalism / Aeyal Gross Health care access in the Netherlands: A true story / André den Exter Addressing equity in health care at the public-private intersection: The role of health rights enforcement in Hungary / Mária Éva Földes. Lending a helping hand: The impact of constitutional interpretation on Taiwan's national health insurance program, health equity, and distributive justice / Y.Y. Brandon Chen Health rights at the juncture between state and market: The People's Republic of China / Christina S. Ho The role of rights and litigation in assuring more equitable access to health care in South Africa / Lisa Forman and Jerome Amir Singh Provision of health care services and the right to health in Brazil: The long, winding, and uncertain road to equality / Mariana Mota Prado A vision of an emerging right to health care in the United States: Expanding health care equity through legislative reform / Allison K. Hoffman The legal protection and enforcement of health rights in Nigeria / Remigius N. Nwabueze Litigating the right to health in Venezuela: A nonjusticiable right in the context of a deficient health care system / Oscar A. Cabrera and Fanny Gómez Right to health: Addressing inequities through litigation to lndia / Anand Grover, Maitreyi Misra, Lubhyathi Rangarajan Conclusion: Contexts for the promise and peril of the right to health / Colleen M. Flood and Aeyal Gross.