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April 23 2008

Applying Market Justice to Health Care—Reply

JAMA. 2008;299(16):1901-1902. doi:10.1001/jama.299.16.1902

In Reply: In response to the comments by Drs Racine and Joyce, I recommend Beauchamp's trenchant assessment of market justice in his article “Public Health as Social Justice,”1 published more than 30 years ago. That this article remains pertinent today highlights the continuing effects of market justice on health and health care in our society. His rejoinder to critics of the use of the term market justice follows: