ERIC Number: ED173470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Health Care as a Right: The Politics and Economics.
Sirmans, Meredith F.
In the past few years there has been an increase in the discussion of health care as a right. Although the statement that health care is a right sounds good and altruistic, it does not deal with the political or economic realities of health care, especially for blacks. The health care industry represents approximately 8% of the Gross National Product. However, the black family has not really benefited from increased government spending on health care. The health care needs of the black community must first be established. Improved environmental conditions must be developed. The numbers of minority health providers must be increased. To bring about these suggested changes, it is necessary to redistribute the federal health care dollar into the black and minority community. The only way that this can be done is through the political process. Blacks can contribute to their health by becoming involved in the political and economic life of the black community. (RLV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A