189 judgments found.

Case 56/1995 (IX.15.) AB

Country: Hungary
Year: 1995
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

Petitioners challenged several amendments to statutes regulating employee benefit entitlements, which were inexorably connected to their social security entitlements under Hungary’s “mixed system” of social security (insurance and solidarity). The challenged amendments (1) provided that an employee was entitled to 25 sick days per year, for 5 of which she was not entitled to remuneration, …Read more

Tags: Employment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Social security, Subsidies
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R v. Cambridge Health Authority, ex parte Beckwith

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1995
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [1995] 2 All ER 129 (CA); [1995] EWCA Civ 49
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The child “B” had a long history of unsuccessful treatments fo her cancer. In January 1995,  B suffered a further relapse of acute myeloid leukaemia. Both the doctor who oversaw B’s treatment since the initial diagnosis and the doctor who performed a prior bone marrow transplant agreed that the child had approximately six to eight …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Children, Experimental treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Leukemia, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Second-line treatment, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Case 537B/1994

Country: Hungary
Year: 1994
Court: Alkotmánybíróság (Constitutional Court)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner challenged the constitutionality of a portion of a decree covering the financing of health services, which included a “professional” factor in determining the amount of funding for local governments. This provided more funding for doctors with higher skills, as opposed to merely the number of years spent as a public servant or the number …Read more

Tags: Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Primary care, Secondary care
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Askan Das Batra v. Attorney General

Country: Zambia
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (1993-1994) Z.R. 41 (S.C.)
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The Appellant was employed by the Zambian Government as an accountant with the Ministry of Legal Affairs.  Upon recommendation for further evaluation of his medical condition he travelled to the United Kingdom where he underwent elective heart surgery.  He then claimed reimbursement of his medical expenses from his employer under the Conditions of Service for …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Aged persons, Elderly, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Heart disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Older persons, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies
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Case 430-93

Country: Guatemala
Year: 1993
Court: Constitutional Court (constituted into an extraordinary amparo tribunal)
Citation: Corte Constitucional de Guatemala, Causa No. 430 – 93, Gaceta de Jurisprudencia No. 31
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case was a constitutional writ for the protection of human rights (amparo), which the petitioner sought because the Government had issued a series of agreements (Governmental Agreements 118-93 and 120 – 93) through which the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance was stripped of a part of its budget, in order to pay …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending
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Case 00280

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 1992
Court: Corte Suprema de Justicia de Costa Rica [Costa Rica Supreme Court]
Citation: Corte Suprema [Supreme Court], Sala Constitucional, 07 de Febrero 1992, Sentencia 00280, Expediente: 90-001401-0007-CO (1992) (Costa Rica).
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner brought an action against the Social Security Service of Costa Rica, asserting that the institution arbitrarily stopped providing patients with pharmaceuticals for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, in violation of petitioner’s constitutional right to health. The petitioner sought the recognition of an obligation on the part of the Social Security Service of Costa Rica to …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, AIDS, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS
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Case T-484/92

Country: Colombia
Year: 1992
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, a Colombian national living with HIV, filed an appeal for legal protection against the Colombian Social Security Institute. The Petitioner claimed that his right to medical services was threatened when a doctor at the Cali Social Security Institute informed him that his treatment would cease in 30 days. However, medical directors at the …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, AIDS, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Social security, Underprivileged
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Rust v. Sullivan

Country: United States
Year: 1991
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 500 U.S. 173 (1991)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

In 1970, Congress enacted Title X of the Public Health Service Act (the Act), which provided federal funding for family planning services. Section 1008 of the Act prohibited the use of Title X federal funding “for programs where abortion [was] a method of family planning.” The Regulations to the Act (the Regulations), introduced by the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Family planning, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy
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Alexander v. Choate

Country: United States
Year: 1985
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 469 U.S. 287 (1985)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

In response to increasing projected state Medicaid costs, the directors of the Tennessee Medicaid program decided to implement a number of cost saving measures. Among these measures was a proposed reduction in the number of annual days of inpatient hospital care covered by the program from 20 to 14 days per fiscal year. Respondents, Tennessee …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Disabled, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Physically challenged, Poor, Secondary care, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Case 39/84

Country: Portugal
Year: 1984
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Acórdão N.º 39/84
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The President wished to remove significant portions of Law No. 56/79 that established the National Health Service. The law was created by parliament and thus the President argued that the parliament holds all power to alter or remove the law. The President also intended to repeal and replace Law No. 488/75, but the constitutionality of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding
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