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NCOMING TEXT: The value of health is subjective. Some claim that the value of health is relative to other goods and services, such as food or shelter. Others claim that healthcare cannot be compared to other amenities. Ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of healthcare is challenging, especially since healthcare is a finite resource.
Discuss the implications of providing a “lifetime voucher” that distributes a one-time savings amount to all citizens of the United States. This healthcare resource distribution system allocates the same amount of money to all citizens, allowing them the autonomy to use this money however they choose over a lifetime. Discuss the moral, ethical, and legal implications of using a “lifetime voucher” system. Discuss the implications of this arrangement from the perspective of distributive, compensatory, and social justice reasoning. What is an appropriate age for this “lifetime voucher” allocation to occur?