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In a well-written paper, research and examine individual healthcare rights. Specifically address each of the five rights noted below. Include citation of the law that established this right, a discussion of the legal requirements, and identify a national legal case that tested each of these rights.

  • Right to healthcare (Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act; EMTALA)
  • Right to healthcare finance (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • Right to informed healthcare decisions
  • Right to personal privacy
  • Right to freedom from wrongful discrimination.

Paper Requirements:
Your document should:

  • Be well written
  • Consist of four to six double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages
  • Include at least two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook; the CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.
  • Follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

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Healthcare Rights


Healthcare rights protect health, patients and even doctors at work (Orentlicher, 2012). They
make sure that the best service is offered. These rights are secured by the government
meaning violating any of them may lead to a legal advice. Although health centers are
business platforms, healthcare rights make them look more of voluntary services. Medical
practitioners have to maintain etiquette at work. Patients have to be treated and also be
provided by an environment that gives them hope. Such ideas contribute either directly or
indirectly to the health of people. Remember medical centers of different services that are
connected to health namely;

Treatment of patients

Diagnosis of diseases

Heath consultation

Free services as directed by the government

Preservation of corpses

Facts stand that health institutions are very important. They are also cover one of the biggest
social environment of a human being. They therefore need to have rules that rules them in
and out. This essay will discuss some of the healthcare rights we have.
1. Right to healthcare (Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act; EMTALA
This act was passed in 1986 by the US Congress. It came in as part of the Consolidated
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It is considered to be one of the successes
that came in from the political arena during that year. The Act is deep into the emergency
department of the hospital. Sicknesses are always difficult to predict. That is the reason
behind sprouting of life assurance. The main controversy that arises with this act is that it is
only indirectly covered by the federal government. This makes it difficult to for it to be

trusted. Some people rose criticism claiming the law is illegal. However, the law has been in
action ever since. In fact, it is among the most active healthcare rights in the United States of
Legal requirements
The law stipulates that any hospital’s Emergency Department that receives payment via
Medicare to offer an appropriate medical screening examination to patients indiscriminate of
their race, citizenship, legal status or even the ability to fund for the treatment (CMMS,
2015). This p...

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