Health Care: Rx or $
Call Number: DVD HD7102.U4 S256 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, member of the President's Peace Commission and professor of philosophy at St. Mary's University, presents Ms. Susan F. Zinn, an attorney for Texas Rural Legal Aid, and Dr. Meredith B. McGuire, professor of sociology and anthropology at Trinity University. Ms. Zinn discusses the importance of access to health care, especially for children, and outlines the diffences between Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program). Dr. McGuire pursues the moral and philosophical implications of health care as a human right. (70 minutes)
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.