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      I believe the correct and ethical solution to health care system is not simply universal equity in access nor is it simply allowing access to medical care only when needed.  Both Gostin and Veatch provide a strong backing for the right to health care as a basic necessity in survival through their chosen approaches in Rawlsian logic. Though Gostin provides no clear solution, he does make the case that if the health care system does not change in terms of equity, then the health of the uninsured will suffer. Veatch’s one tiered system is a solid foundation for addressing the concerns of health care misuse, however for the above considerations I do not believe it follows his original premise of appeasing the moral community as a whole under Rawlsian justification.  Health care reform will continue to be debated for many years to come, and a perfect solution is not coming anytime soon.      

This Economics & Policy article was written by Colby Almond on 5/11/2010

Colby Almond was a 2008 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Public Policy and Economics. He is currently the Director of Social Media for Virante INC