Deontology Is An Ethical Framework

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Deontology is an ethical framework, which states, that the rightness and wrongness of an act depends upon the nature of the act (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014). People believe that healthcare disparities are not an issue in America today. Although, many minorities are receiving healthcare, the level of care revealed is not equitable. Today, minorities are not getting the same quality of care as the majority group, access to healthcare is not easily attained, and millions of minorities are uninsured. Kant asserted that moral rules are absolute and apply to all people, for all times, and in all situations (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 44-45). The ACA is creating the opportunity for all Americans to receive health insurance with fewer disparities in the quality of care. To find knowledge of the right course of action the categorical imperative can be followed. The categorical imperative states, “act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014).” Meaning, if an action is morally right, it can reasonably be imagined to be a strict law. Unequal treatment regarding others is morally wrong. Every American should get the same opportunities and have the resources to allow for those opportunities. Every American should have access to healthcare and health insurance. The ACA is creating opportunities for Americans to achieve access.
Justice relates to fair, equitable, and appropriate
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