91 judgments found.

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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Payton v. Weaver

Country: United States
Year: 1982
Court: Court of Appeal, First District, Division 1, California
Citation: Payton v. Weaver 182 Cal. Rptr. 225 (Cal. Ct. App. 1982)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appellant, Brenda Payton, suffered from end stage renal disease and required weekly dialysis. She also suffered from drug addition, mental illness, and poverty. She brought action against respondents, physician John C Weaver, Jr. and Alba Bates and Herrick hospitals, in form of petition for writ of mandate alleging that they wrongly failed to provide her …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Addiction, Damages, Drug abuse, Duty of care, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Mental illness, Substance abuse
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Schweiker v. Hogan

Country: United States
Year: 1982
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 457 U.S. 569 (1982)
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The Respondents brought this suit challenging the constitutional validity of § 1903(f) of the Social Security Act (the Act); they claimed it violated the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. Under the Medicaid program, States were required to provide Medicaid coverage to certain individuals described as the “categorically needy” and, at their discretion, could …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Aged persons, Blind, Budget, Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Older persons, Physically challenged, Poor, Secondary care, Senior citizens, Subsidies, Tertiary care
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Harris v. McRae

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 448 U.S. 297 (1980)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The Respondent, McRae, a Medicaid recipient seeking an abortion, brought a class action suit challenging the constitutional validity of the ‘Hyde Amendment’, which prohibited federal reimbursement under the Medicaid system for some abortions which were medically necessary. As established by an amendment to Title XIX of the Social Security Act in 1965, the Medicaid system …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, Unsafe abortion
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Beal v. Doe

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 432 U.S. 438 (1977)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

Title XIX of the Social Security Act establishes the Medicaid program under which participating States may provide federally funded medical assistance to needy persons. Title XIX requires that state Medicaid plans establish “reasonable standards . . . for determining . . . the extent of medical assistance under the plan which . . . are …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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Maher v. Roe

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 432 U.S. 464 (1977)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

Petitioners challenged the constitutional validity of regulations contained in the Social Security Act (‘the Act’) of Connecticut which limited Medicaid benefits for first trimester abortions to those that are “medically necessary”. For a benefit to be paid, the regulations required the submission of a written request by the pregnant woman, a physician’s certificate of medical …Read more

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

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 432 U.S. 519 (1977)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to social security
Facts:

The Respondent brought a class action suit alleging constitutional rights violations after her request for a nontherapeutic abortion was refused by a public hospital in St. Louis.  Doe’s inability to obtain an abortion resulted from two factors, a personally motivated policy directive by the Mayor which prohibited the performance of abortions in the city hospitals …Read more

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

Country: United States
Year: 1977
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Citation: Walker v. Pierce 560 F.2d 609 (4th Cir. 1977)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Plaintiff Virgil Walker filed suit against Defendant, Clovis H. Pierce, the attending obstetrician at Aiken County Hospital in South Carolina, seeking damages and declaratory and injunctive relief for a violation of her civil rights under the 1st, 4th, 5th 8th, 9th, 13th, and 14th amendments. Virgil Walker, an African American woman on Medicaid, went to …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Family planning, Indigent, Involuntary sterilization, Low income, Patient choice, Poor, Sterilization
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Memorial Hospital v. Maricopa County

Country: United States
Year: 1974
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 415 U.S. 250 (1974)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of movement and residence
Facts:

The appellants, Henry Evaro and Memorial Hospital, brought an action against Maricopa County challenging the constitutionality of a provision in an Arizona statute requiring 12 months residence in a county before medical care is provided to an indigent person in non-emergency situations. Evaro, an indigent person, suffered from chronic asthma and bronchial illness. In June …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Poor, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Underprivileged
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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