Health Care Financing and Delivery in the
Eleanor D. Kinney, Hall Render Professor of Law and Co-Director, William S. and
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“………Historically, of all legal and policy issues, financing health care services has been perceived as a domestic policy issue both in the United States and around the world. Traditionally, policy makers might look abroad for ideas for reforming health care financing and delivery, but they did not perceive financing and delivering health care as an international concern.
That is no longer the case today. It is a cliché to say that globalization has shrunk the world, but it is true nonetheless. The degree of movement of goods and services, capital, and people throughout the globe is remarkable. In part, this movement has been fueled by efforts since World War II to integrate the world economically and to facilitate free trade.
Health care has become globalized as well. Medical tourism is now a cultural phenomenon.1 Scholars are examining this phenomenon and exploring its global implications for domestic health law and policy…”
“…This article explores whether and how to integrate the financing and delivery of health care services in
· First, the article describes the process of economic integration since World War II in Europe and the
· Second, the article describes the health sectors in the
· Finally, the article sets forth three principles that should ensure the protection of health care sectors in the process of economic integration….”
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