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Autonomy And Privacy: Protecting Patients From Their Physicians, Mary Anne Bobinski Jan 1993

Autonomy And Privacy: Protecting Patients From Their Physicians, Mary Anne Bobinski

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Whom do physicians serve first: themselves, their patients, insurers, or society-at-large? This article constitutes the first scholarly exploration of the legal system's sometimes conflicting attempts to resolve this issue in the context of provider-associated risk. These risks require a novel, and to some extent counterintuitive, judicial and legislative response. Our health care system is undeniably complex: full of hope and despair, sickness and health, greed and altruism, service and sales. Our view of the doctor-patient relationship is similarly fractured. As patients, we place hope and trust in our physicians. As health care consumers, we are suspicious of where we ...


Taxing Inherited Wealth: A Philosophical Argument, David G. Duff Jan 1993

Taxing Inherited Wealth: A Philosophical Argument, David G. Duff

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This paper presents a preliminary argument for the introduction and design of a lifetime accessions tax: a progressive tax on inherited wealth levied on the cumulative lifetime gifts and inheritances of the recipient.' As such, it contains an elaboration of the rationale for the tax and a presentation of distributive principles to govern its design. However, it does not include a detailed exposition of the actual design of the tax, nor an analysis of its feasibility in a given context. As a result, it provides an ethical blueprint for the design of an ideal inheritance tax without fully considering concrete ...