September 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Priya Walia
Health care — what is quality health care, who gets it, who should pay for it — is a topic of much discussion, especially with the advent of the Affordable Care Act. To some, health care should be a fundamental human right for all, while others see aspects of health care — especially pertaining to women — as a wedge political issue.
At the core of these debates is an acknowledgement that health care providers play an important and special role in being not only providers of care, but trusted providers of information that enables us to exercise informed consent. For many, the...