A Missed Opportunity: Health Care Reform, Rhetoric, Ethics and Economics at the End of Life

Mississippi College Law Review, Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2010 Last revised: 13 May 2014

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Joshua E. Perry

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law

Date Written: April 22, 2010

Abstract

This article argues that congress’s failure to include a provision for Medicare reimbursement that would have incentivized physicians to consult with patients regarding end-of-life issues was a missed opportunity to both address rising costs for unwanted or unwarranted intensive and technological medical interventions at the end of life and enduring concerns about patient dignity and autonomy during their final days.

Keywords: End of Life, Ethics, Death Panels, Health Care Reform

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Perry, Joshua E., A Missed Opportunity: Health Care Reform, Rhetoric, Ethics and Economics at the End of Life (April 22, 2010). Mississippi College Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1594245

Joshua E. Perry (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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