The Affordable Care Act: Does It Improve Health and Does It Live Up to Human Rights Standards?
Intercultural Human Rights Law Review
Let me begin with an assumption that health is a human right. One can find a right to health in Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides that “[e]veryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for . . . health . . . , including . . . medical care.” This document is considered “a milestone document in the history of human rights” because it is the first record whereby nations collectively recognized, in writing, that some rights were so fundamental to human flourishing that they were to be universally protected.
Makdisi, June Mary Zekan, "The Affordable Care Act: Does It Improve Health and Does It Live Up to Human Rights Standards?" (2015). Faculty Articles. 186.