82 judgments found.

Case 660/2009

Country: Spain
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice of Castilla-Leon
Citation: STSJCL 660/2009. Almudena v. Health Managing Area of the Primary Health Care of Burgos
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned social security reimbursement for private health care in Spain. The plaintiff suffered from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, and alcoholism. She sought treatment through Spain’s public health service for years. She was eventually discharged and referred to a public hospital, where she spent a year. She then sought reimbursement for the …Read more

Tags: Access to healthcare, Access to treatment, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case T-388/09

Country: Colombia
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Octava de Revisión mayo 28, 2009, M.P.: Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Sentencia T-388/09 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner, a Colombian national, filed a tutela (an appeal for legal protection) on behalf of his partner who was 19 weeks pregnant. The petitioner’s partner underwent examination and discovered that the fetus exhibited serious malformations that made the fetus unviable. Despite the advice of a board of specialists to terminate the pregnancy, the local health …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Khrapunskiy v. Doar

Country: United States
Year: 2009
Court: New York Court of Appeals
Citation: 12 N.Y.3d 478 (2009)
Health Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

The Plaintiffs, aged, blind or disabled persons and legal resident aliens of New York State, brought these proceedings against the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) after they became ineligible for Supplementary Security Income (SSI) from the federal government and Additional State Payments (ASP) provided by the State. …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Blind, Disabled, Elderly, Handicapped, Older persons, Physically challenged, Senior citizens, Social security, Subsidies
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Stojanovic v. Serbia

Country: Serbia
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 34425/04
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The applicant is a 53 year-old prisoner in Serbia who complains of the refusal of the State to provide free dentures and of interference with his correspondence by prison authorities. The applicant suffered from paradontosis which caused the loss of teeth. On February 13, 2004 the applicant was examined by the prison dentist and was …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Health care technology, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Jail, Low income, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Subsidies, Underprivileged
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Wong v. Commonwealth

Country: Australia
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: (2009) 236 CLR 573; [2009] HCA 3
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medical malpractice, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Wong and Selim were “vocationally registered general practitioner(s)” within s 3F of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) (the Act). Both were found to have engaged in “inappropriate practice” by a Professional Services Review Committee (the Committee) established under Pt VAA (ss 80-106ZR) of the Act. The effect of the Committee’s findings was to require …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Compensation, Employment, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inadequate treatment, Inappropriate treatment, Military, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Case T-760/08

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C.] [Constitutional Court], Sala Segunda de Revisión julio 31, 2008, M.P.: Manuel José Cepeda Espinoza, Sentencia T-760/08 (Colom.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

In 1993, Colombia passed Law 100, a broad national healthcare reform act that attempted to improve delivery of health services in Colombia by utilizing public and private insurers (“Health Promoting Entities,” or EPSs) as substitutes to purchase health care for insured patients. To this end, the law established a two-tier system of benefits: (1) a …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Primary care, Secondary care, Social security, Subsidies, Testing
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Doige v. British Columbia

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
Citation: [2008] B.C.H.R.T. 158
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

Plaintiff Roland Doige alleged that the health premium policies of the Ministry of Finance of British Columbia discriminated against him as a single person. A single beneficiary of the Medical Services Plan (“MSP”) paid a monthly premium rate of CAD 54.00, which was up to CAD 6.00 more per person than would be paid by …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Budget, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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R (on the application of M) v. Slough Borough Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2008
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2008] UKHL 52
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to housing, Right to social security
Facts:

M was Zimbabwean citizen diagnosed as HIV positive, who was living in the United Kingdom while his appeal of a decision to return him to Zimbabwe was ongoing. Because of his illness, he applied to the local health authority to assess his needs for accommodation. The authority declined to provide accommodation to M. It determined …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Second-line treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Social security, STDs, STIs, Subsidies
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Walsh v. Pharmaceutical Management Agency

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2008
Court: High Court
Citation: [2008] NZHC 441; [2010] NZAR 101
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to participation
Facts:

Herceptin was a drug used to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer called Her2, and it cost roughly $68000 to $70000 for a 12 month course.  The first defendant, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (Pharmac), was responsible for determining which pharmaceutical treatments would wholly or partially be subsidised by District Health Boards (DHBs). From 2001, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Clinical trials, Drug testing, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Pharmaceuticals, Pricing, Reimbursement, Subsidies
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Case 0874/2007-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Tribunal
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court], Constitutional Judgment 0874/2007-R, December 12, 2007 (Bol.).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

The plaintiff worked as the Senior Administrative Officer of the Municipal Office of Ocuri. When she became pregnant, she informed the Mayor in order to receive a prenatal allowance. The mother received the subsidy for only one of the two months to which she was entitled and she did not received any salary during that …Read more

Tags: Employment, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Social security, Subsidies
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