Recognizing the Public Right to Healthcare: The Approach of Brazilian Courts

Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, v.32, p.10.1016/j.rpsp, 2014 ; Revista de Investigações Constitucionais, v. 1, p. 19-37, 2015

10 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last revised: 16 May 2015

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Ricardo Perlingeiro

Fluminense Federal University - Faculty of Law; Estácio de Sá University - MA and PhD Programs in Law; Birmingham City University - Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Date Written: November 3, 2013

Abstract

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This paper considers aspects of the judicialization of health care policy in Brazil. It discusses the issue in the context of the separation of the powers of government, judicial protection of the public right to healthcare, the so-called “technical administrative discretionary prerogatives,” and finally, the need for a budget to provide for the efficacy of court decisions. To further the analysis of Brazil’s treatment of the judicialization of politics this paper also compares Brazil’s experience with the experience of other countries witnessing the same phenomenon.

Keywords: Brazilian Law, Right to healthcare, Judicialization of healthcare policy, Three branches of government, Technical discretionary prerogative, Equality before the law, Government budget

JEL Classification: I18, K32, K33, K23, K41, I11, I28, H75, H51, N46

Suggested Citation

Perlingeiro, Ricardo, Recognizing the Public Right to Healthcare: The Approach of Brazilian Courts (November 3, 2013). Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, v.32, p.10.1016/j.rpsp, 2014 ; Revista de Investigações Constitucionais, v. 1, p. 19-37, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2344231 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2344231

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