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The Picture of HealthMedical Ethics and the Movies$
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Henri Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Friedman Lester

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199735365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.001.0001

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rights to access health care

rights to access health care

article 99

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(p.267) 1 rights to access health care
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The Picture of Health
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lawrence mohr

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0045

This chapter discusses the film Article 99v (1999), which tells the story of veterans at a fictitious government veteran's hospital unable to receive needed medical care because of funding cutbacks and an arcane, bureaucratic regulation known as “Article 99.” This regulation states that, even though a veteran is eligible for “full medical benefits,” treatment for certain medical problems cannot be provided “as the diagnosed condition cannot be specifically related to military service.” The film illustrates the conflict that physicians and other health care providers experience when bureaucratic obstacles prevent them from providing the care that patients need. Physicians and bioethicists view such obstacles as intrinsically unethical: physicians have a responsibility to advocate for their patients and provide the best care that they can in spite of obstacles.

Keywords:   Article 99, veterans, medical care, military personnel, bureaucracy, health care regulation

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