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    RACIST HEALTH CARE:
    REFORMING AN UNJUST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 
    TO MEET THE
    NEEDS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS

    Vernellia R. Randall(*)
    3 Health Matrix 127-194 (Spring, 1993)
    Copyright (c) 1993 Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Vernellia R. Randall

11. FN10. During the same period mentioned infra., only forty articles mention minority interests and its relationship to health care reform. 

12. FN11. See, text infra section F and notes accompanying footnotes. 

13. FN12. See generally, NORMAN DANIELS, JUST HEALTH CARE (1985) (arguing that health care is of special moral importance because it affects an individual's share of the range of opportunities normal for his society). 

14. FN13. Distributive justice involves the dissemination of social goods or ills. To have distributive justice, not only should like cases be treated the same but unlike cases should be treated differently. However, there must be a morally relevant reason for treating people differently. A "just" society is one in which, at a minimum, a person can take advantage of the "normal" range of lifetime opportunities in that society. Since individuals must have "normal species-typical functioning" to avail themselves of that normal range of opportunities. A just society would assure access to some basic level of services and assure that those services are provided in a culturally sensitive non discriminatory manner. See, e.g., NORMAN DANIELS, supra note 12, at 1-17 (arguing that health care should be distributed more equally than other social goods); P. MENZEL, MED. COSTS, MORAL CHOICES: A PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS IN AMERICA 85 (1983) (emphasizing that if health care is a necessity, it should be realistically accessible to all, including those who cannot easily afford it); Buchanan, The Right to a Decent Minimum of Health Care, 13 PHIL. & PUB. AFF. 55,55 (1984) (maintaining that there is at least a right to a decent minimum of health care); Norman Daniels, Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice, in IN SEARCH OF EQUITY: HEALTH NEEDS AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 1 (1983), reprinted in 10 PHIL. & PUB. AFF. 146, 146 (1981) (recognizing a generally held belief that health care is "special", and should be treated differently from other social goods). 

15. FN14. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, Pub. L. No. 99-352, 378 252 (codified at 42 U.S.C. ss 2000d-200d-4 (1982). 

   

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