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The Private Health Insurance Industry: The Real Barrier to Healthcare Access?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 July 2009

Mark Yarborough
Affiliation:
Acting Director of the Program in Ethics and Medical Humanities at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at The University of Colorado at Denver

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Any humane society needs a just and compassionate way to care for those who are sick, and should be vigilant in identifying and eliminating barriers that frustrate efforts to adequately care for the sick. Some current insurance underwriting practices constitute effective barriers to access to healthcare and serve to diminish the place of freedom and justice in our healthcare system.

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