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Write separate essays about all of these questions. Your essays should be 2 paragraphs long.
1.What is McMahan’s position on the morality of screening for disability?State his position, and provide his reasoning. Do you think he makes a good case?
2.What is Davis’ position on the responsibility of genetic counseling in response to parents who seek to have a child who will be deaf or
an achondroplasia dwarf? Should these genetic counselors comply with the parents’ requests? Should it depend upon the individual feelings of the counselor?Provide her reasoning in response to this.
3.Reflecting on your reading by Savulescu, what is “procreative beneficence”?Is this an absolute duty? Why or why not?Provide her reasons for her position; try to be specific by providing examples as needed.
4.Do you think health care is a right? Why or why not? In your answer, be sure to define the different kinds of rights and identify which right you think health care is related to. Be sure to draw on our text to support your answer.
5.Do you think people ought to be able to sell organs? Why or why not? In your answer, you must consider both Phadke and Anandh’s
argument (Refuse to Support the Illegal Organ Trade) as well as
Annas’ argument (Rationing Schemes for Organ Transplantation).
6.Explain some of the historical problems with health care in the US leading up to the Affordable Care Act. How did the ACA hope to solve these problems? Please draw on the text for your answers.
Finally, consider our current political debate about health care. What do you think of the road ahead? Again, make the text your primary source for your answer.
7.American medical care is described as “aggressive” by our text. In addition, a traditional, unwritten rule among American physicians is that they should not consider the cost of drugs or other treatments before prescribing it, but only whether it is beneficial to their patients. do you think this approach should be changed? Why or why not?
8.In the 1960’s, Seattle faced a challenge in distributing health care resources. Discuss this case and why some people found it problematic. Then, discuss your own suggestion for how we might distribute scarce medical resources.
9.One aim of the ACA was to help slow the rise in health care costs by focusing on preventative care.
Does this mean we ought to screen all people for genetic disease or defects?
Why or why not? Draw on moral theories and principles in your answer