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Case Study Mary Wilson is a thirty-five year old woman who lives in Tennessee She was diagnosed with a malignant cancer about a year and half ago She has been treated many times with a mastectomy chemotherapy and radiation The treatments have not prevented the spread of her cancer Her health is deteriorating as the days pass She gets a second opinion on her health status but the other doctor does not have any medical solutions to better her health Her does learn from her first doctor that she does have a possibility of survival if she participates in an experimental operation This operation involves a bone marrow transplant This operation only gives her the possibility of survival They never tell her that she is going to be completely cured of the cancer Her HMO refuses to pay for her operation because the operation is experimental She decides to appeal to an internal review board Her request was denied After the rejection she decides to take her case to court to force the health maintenance organization HMO to pay for the operation because she does not have enough money to pay for the operation HMO is an example of managed care wherein a fixed annual fee is paid to an organized group of physicians and hospitals which then supplies the individual with most kinds of needed medical services at no additional charge The case takes a couple of months to deliberate and decide on an outcome By the time the court decided to rule in favor for her she had already passed away due to her cancer This whole ordeal probable would have never happened if our health care system were better met for the whole public Everyone should have the right to have equal health care Would this have occurred if Mary had the same health care as everybody else The Issues 1Is there a right to health care 2How
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