Universal Health Coverage and Health Laws

2 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2016 Last revised: 22 Apr 2016

Amir Attaran

University of Ottawa - Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine; University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Alexander Morgan Capron

World Health Organization; University of Southern California Law School

Date Written: April 21, 2016

Abstract

Rifat Atun and colleagues (July 6, p 65)1 described the development of uni versal health coverage in Turkey. Yet a transcendent point in Turkey’s achievement is easily overlooked: all the foundational reforms of the health system that made universal health coverage possible were changes prescribed by law. Simply put, law reform preceded health reform, which would have been impossible without it.

Suggested Citation

Attaran, Amir and Capron, Alexander Morgan, Universal Health Coverage and Health Laws (April 21, 2016). The Lancet 383:25, January 2014; USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-16; USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2745444

Amir Attaran (Contact Author)

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Alexander Morgan Capron

World Health Organization ( email )

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