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Business and Professional Ethics Journal

Volume 27, Issue 1/4, 2008

Walter Block
Pages 1-33

Is there a Human Right to Medical Insurance?

This paper claims that health insurance is not a human right; that the reason the medical care industry is in such an unsatisfactory state is that there is not enough competition in the field. To wit, there are government interferences on both the supply and demand sides of health care; the former in terms of restrictions on entry for physicians, the latter based on the moral hazard attendant on the subsidization of medicine.