Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Ezekiel Emanuel on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Ruling

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

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    • Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions. In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and…

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Promoting Informed Decision Making for Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Trials

The US Code of Federal Regulations governing human participants research requires that investigators disclose reasonably foreseeable risks of a research study to prospective participants during the informed consent process. Although this mandate appears straightforward, controversy surrounds how investigators should define and describe risks of comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trials (CE-RCTs) that…
    • Weiss Joffe

Public health, universal health coverage, and Sustainable Development Goals: can they coexist?

In her 2012 reconfirmation speech as WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan asserted: “universal coverage is the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer. It is our ticket to greater efficiency and better quality. It is our saviour from the crushing weight of chronic noncommunicable diseases that now engulf…
    • Emanuel Schmidt

The Elusive Right to Health Care Under U.S. Law

Is there a right to health care in the United States? No U.S. Supreme Court decision has ever interpreted the Constitution as guaranteeing a right to health care for all Americans. The Constitution does not contain the words “health,” “health care,” “medical care,” or “medicine.” But if we look deeper, a…
    • Ruger Jennifer

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