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The Resource Healthism : health-status discrimination and the law, Jessica L. Roberts, Elizabeth Weeks

Healthism : health-status discrimination and the law, Jessica L. Roberts, Elizabeth Weeks

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Healthism : health-status discrimination and the law
Title
Healthism
Title remainder
health-status discrimination and the law
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Roberts, Elizabeth Weeks
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can an employer refuse to hire someone who tests positive for nicotine or alcohol? Can an airline or movie theatre require overweight customers to purchase two seats? Can a health insurance company refuse to sell policies to those most in need of medical care? Can the government condition public assistance on wellness program participation or work activity? In this illuminating book, Jessica L. Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks consider these and similar questions, offering readers a nuanced analysis of when and why discrimination based on health status - or 'healthism' - should be allowed, and when it should not. They provide a methodology to distinguish desirable health-based classifications from the undesirable, and propose law and policy solutions to encourage the former and limit the latter. This work should be read by anyone concerned with how government does - and does not - regulate based on health
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Roberts, Jessica L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Leonard, Elizabeth Weeks
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  • Health insurance
  • Health care reform
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Social Discrimination
  • Privacy
  • Insurance, Health
  • Health Status Disparities
  • United States
Label
Healthism : health-status discrimination and the law, Jessica L. Roberts, Elizabeth Weeks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107160385
Lccn
2018012839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029094945
Label
Healthism : health-status discrimination and the law, Jessica L. Roberts, Elizabeth Weeks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107160385
Lccn
2018012839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029094945

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