2020, Rhetoric + Argumentation

Access to Basic Healthcare: a Privilege or a Right? A Case Analysis

JULIA ALVEY

This paper evaluates a case presented in a Washington Post article entitled “Superintendent charged with fraud after passing off sick student as her son for treatment, police say” and works to determine if the superintendent’s choices can be deemed ethically correct after examining the case through various bioethical lenses. It also examines the broader issue of access to healthcare and whether or not all people are entitled to some form of baseline healthcare. The goal of this paper is to highlight the existing inequities that people are facing, now more than ever, in access to healthcare and to provide an informed voice that argues for those who are unable to do so.

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