What Are Some of the Moral Issues Affecting Healthcare?


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Quality, access and cost are three moral issues affecting healthcare policies in the United States. Clear information sharing is another related issue.

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The rising costs of healthcare have been a predominant moral issue. As costs rise, more people encounter difficulties in either obtaining or maintaining their care. Prescription drug costs to the elderly have been a topic of conversation related to this area. Access to care, particularly for marginalized populations, is another issue. Related to access is the issue of quality. The argument has been that while individuals who are identified as members of marginalized populations may be able to access healthcare, there is a question of whether the quality of care is the same as for those who have employer or self-pay insurance.

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