180 judgments found.

Premlata v. Government of NCT Delhi

Country: India
Year: 2011
Court: High Court of Delhi
Citation: W.P. (C) 7687/2010 & CM APPL 6265/2011
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to food, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

The issues presented in this case involved citizens living in poverty and the gaps in essential services provided by the government. The first issue was the availability of cash assistance to new mothers. The petitioners alleged that, per past orders of the Supreme Court, benefits should be made available to them under both the National …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Budget, Food, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Hunger, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Starvation, Underprivileged
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R.R. v. Poland

Country: Poland
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 27617/04, Eur. Ct. H.R. Rep. 648 (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant Ms. R.R., a Polish citizen, brought an action against the then Malopolska Regional Medical Insurance Fund and Dr. S.B. for failure to perform timely prenatal examinations and allow her the possibility of deciding whether to terminate her pregnancy with the conditions provided by law for the malformation of her child (Turner syndrome). The …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Family planning, Genetic disease, Health care technology, Health funding, Health regulation, Inhuman treatment, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Torture
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Cambie Surgeries Corp. v. British Columbia (Medical Services Commission)

Country: Canada
Year: 2010
Court: Court of Appeal for British Columbia
Citation: 2010 BCCA 396
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Facts:

In British Columbia (“BC”), the Medical Protections Act (“MPA”) prevents physicians who have opted out of BC’s public health care scheme from charging patients more than the amount charged for services under the public fee schedule. The Cambie Surgeries Corporation (“Cambie”) faced complaints of overbilling patients and “double dipping” – billing both the patient and …Read more

Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement
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Case 0015-10-TI

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court for the Transitional Period [Corte Constitucional para el Período de Transición]
Citation: Corte Constitucional para el periodo de Transición, Judgment No. 0006-10-DTI-CC, Case No. 0015-10-TI, February 11, 2010.
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

This case discussed the type of approval necessary for a bilateral health agreement between Ecuador and Venezuela, signed by the Executive Branch. Ecuador’s Executive Branch signed an agreement with Venezuela to provide technical assistance, supplies and other equipment for persons with disabilities.  The President’s Secretary filed an inquiry with the Constitutional Court for the Transitional …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health funding
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Case 1.240

Country: Romania
Year: 2010
Court: Curtea Cnstituţională (Constitutional Court)
Citation: Decision No. 1.240 of 7 October 2007
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

Two merged cases challenged the constitutionality of a law on health sector reform. The law provided care for insured person under the Health Insurance Fund. However, to be an insured person required that the person has paid all dues, including retroactive payments, even if that meant paying for coverage when no services were provided. These …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance
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Case 1.657

Country: Romania
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court [CURTEA CONSTITUŢIONALĂ]
Citation: DECISION No. 1.657 of 28 December 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

The case was introduced by a group of 54 deputies under Article 146 of the Constitution seeking a constitutionality review of the 2011 State Budget Law. Alleged violations from the 2011 State Budget Law included: (1) the Government submitted the 2011 State Budget law two months later than the deadline mandated in the Constitution for …Read more

Tags: Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Social security
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Case 108-2010-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2010
Court: Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia [Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia]
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A constitutional amparo (writ of injunctive relief) petition was brought the petitioner on behalf of his minor daughter against the Department Director of the Sexually Transmitted Infections/A.I.D.S. (“STI/AIDS”) Program, alleging violations of his daughter’s rights to life, to health, to “legal certainty,” and to petition, as guaranteed by the Bolivian Constitution. The petitioner’s daughter lived …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Children, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, HIV, HIV positive, Indigent, Low income, Minor, Pediatric health, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Poor, Subsidies
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Case 2009-12-03

Country: Latvia
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, G.Z. was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease at the age of three. Gaucher’s disease was a rare disease which can only be successfully treated with the drug Cerezyme. If the disease was not treated, it could result in early death. G.Z’s parents claimed 100% reimbursement of the purchase costs of Cerezyme on G.Z’s behalf. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Children, Disabled, Essential medicines, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Minor, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 3-4-1-8-09

Country: Estonia
Year: 2010
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Constitutional Judgment 3-4-1-8-09, Supreme Court (16 March 2010
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health systems and financing
Facts:

In 2009, the state legislative body passed the 2009 Supplementary Budget Act and Related Acts Amendment Act (“Supplementary Budget Act”), which amended a series of statutes in order to limit the state budget deficit. The Tallinn City Council filed a petition with the Estonian Supreme Court, asking it to declare certain provisions of the Supplementary …Read more

Tags: Budget, Children, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Social security
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Case 838

Country: Romania
Year: 2010
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Decision No. 838 of 24 June 2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

An explanatory statement challenged certain provisions of the Law No. 95/2006 on the Health Sector Reform (the “Health Law”) and the Governmental Ordinance No. 92/2003 on the Tax Procedure Code (the “Government Ordinance”) as being unconstitutional under the Romanian constitution (the “Constitution). These provisions provided for mandatory social security contributions and “[a]lthough allowing the functioning …Read more

Tags: Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health spending, Social security, Subsidies
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