Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 2004


Journal of Health Law


Volume 37, Issue 1

Inclusive Pages



Emergent Care; EMTALA; Hospitals; Underserved Populations


This article offers a brief history of healthcare civil rights, describes a range of healthcare issues that have a civil rights component, and discusses the need for an expanded civil rights framework to guide the provision of health care. Unequal health care based on race and ethnicity has received renewed attention over the past several years, but healthcare discrimination based on socioeconomic status, disability, age, and gender also deserve careful attention.

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