180 judgments found.

Yvonne Watts v. Bedford Primary Care Trust and Secretary of State for Health

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: C-372/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was a reference for a preliminary ruling, concerning the interpretation of Articles 48-50 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, as well as Article 22 of Council Regulation 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, self-employed persons and members of their families moving within the Community. The reference arose …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Employment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Tertiary care
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British Columbia v Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Canada
Citation: 2005 SCC 49
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Province of British Columbia (BC) passed the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act (the “Act”) to allow the government to sue tobacco manufacturers for the costs of providing health care to individuals exposed to tobacco products. Under the Act a given manufacturer could be held liable for a proportion of provincial health …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Health expenditures, Health funding, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2005 S.C.C. 35, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 791
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Section 15 of the Health Insurance Act (HEIA) and s. 11 of the Hospital Insurance Act (HOIA) prohibited Quebec residents from taking out private health insurance for services covered by Quebec’s public health care plan. The two Appellants, Jacques Chaoulli and George Zeliotis, contested the validity of this prohibition.  They alleged that these prohibitions deprived …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security
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Gila Louzon v. Government of Israel

Country: Israel
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court (sitting as the High Court of Justice)
Citation: HCJ 3071/05
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The decision addressed three petitions with similar facts. In all three cases, the petitioners were diagnosed with cancer and prescribed a medication not included in the health services basket available under the national health care services (which was prohibitively expensive to purchase individually). By the time two of the petitions came to the Court, however, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Non-communicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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In the matter of Article 26 of the Constitution and the Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2004

Country: Ireland
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court of Ireland
Citation: [2005] I.E.S.C. 7 (Ir.)
Health Topics: Aging, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill of 2004 was referred to the Supreme Court for review. Primarily the Supreme Court was asked to analyse the constitutional validity of the bill. Amendment to Section 53 of the Act imposed certain charges mostly on elderly people with limited means for in-patient treatment by public health services. Further, the …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Clinics, Elderly, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Older persons, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security
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Pentiacova and Ors. v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14462/03; (2005) 40 EHRR SE23
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

Applicants filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights alleging that the Moldovan government’s inadequate financing of hemodialysis treatments violated their right to life, caused them significant pain and suffering, and negatively affected their families’ lives. Applicants were a group of patients suffering from liver failure and receiving hemodialysis treatments. They alleged that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Emergency care, Essential medicines, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Public hospitals
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A.V. et al. v. Estado Nacional [Ministerio de Salud de la Nación- Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A.]

Country: Argentina
Year: 2004
Court: Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Civil y Comercial Federal, Sala II [Federal Civil and Commercial Court of First Instance, 2nd Chamber]
Citation: Caso n° 3223/02, 27 February 2004.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were persons living with HIV. They brought action against the Ministry of Health of Argentina for failing to provide necessary medical treatment guaranteed by the Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A. (National Programme Against AIDS). Petitioners filed a writ of amparo requesting judicial protection of their right to health and requesting that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Essential medicines, Health funding, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Social security
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Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2004] 3 S.C.R. 657; [2004] S.C.C. 78
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Connor Auton and his three co-petitioners were infant children suffering from autism. Applied Behavioral Analysis or Intensive Behavioral Intervention (ABA-IBI based therapy) was the only known, effective therapy for children with autism, although it remained a somewhat controversial and expensive treatment. Neither the Medicare Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 286, nor the Canada Health Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Disabled, Health funding, Health insurance, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Psychiatry, Psychology, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 1294-2004-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2004
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia], Constitutional Judgment 12/94/2004-R, August 12, 2004 (Bol.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The National Commission on Benefits of the National Health Treasury (CNS) provided free medical insurance for the elderly. Alejandro Cuba Plaza, a beneficiary of CNS, was diagnosed with “terminal chronic kidney failure” and treated with ongoing hemodialysis at Obrero Hospital. After 52 weeks of treatment, CNS ordered the Director of Obrero Hospital to transfer Plaza …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Budget, Elderly, Health care technology, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Kidney disease, Long-term care, Low income, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Case 2945-2003-AA/TC

Country: Peru
Year: 2004
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Sentencia 2945-2003-AA/TC (2004). (Azanca Alhelí Meza García v. Ministry of Health)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner filed a writ of amparo (appeal for legal protection) against the Ministry of Health of Peru. She sought free administration of comprehensive medical treatment for HIV, including both the continuous delivery of necessary medicines and the performance of periodic CD4 cell count and viral load tests upon medical indication and/or the patient’s urgent …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Testing, Underprivileged
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