OU Womens Siyum Wide

Charging for Healthcare, Part 1: Accepting Payment, Socialized Medicine

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Dec 8, 2014
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Nedarim: 38b Nedarim: 37a Bechorot: 29a Bava Kamma: 85a Bava Kamma: 116a 

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1. May physicians charge for providing healthcare? Do we distinguish between kinds of healthcare? How much may they charge? 2. May physicians take breaks and vacations? 3. Would socialized medicine fit within a halachic system? 4. How would halachah look at publication of physician salaries as a step toward government accountability? Part 2 is at http://www.yutorah.org/showShiur.cfm?shiurID=827953.

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