One Man’s Pain Is Another Man’s Profit
|Course Name:||One Man’s Pain Is Another Man’s Profit|
|Course Number:||Pending Approval from TDI|
|Provider Name:||ComedyCE.com LLC|
|CE Credits:||2 hours|
One of the major goals of the Affordable Care Act was to make health care more affordable. And while the health law does make coverage possible for millions of Americans through expanded Medicaid and premium tax credits, millions of others have trouble paying their monthly premiums. People who have severe allergies and rare diseases have a different problem: paying for the cost of their life-saving medications. With so many struggling to afford the coverage and care that they need, we’re hearing renewed cries for some sort of single-payer, government-run solution. In this course, we examine the ethical issues involved in profiting off of another person’s pain. Are insurers and pharmaceutical companies to be commended for offering valuable products and services or condemned for taking advantage of a desperate situation?