Title: Rules for Rights: European Law, Health Care and Social Citizenship
Authors: Sokol, Tomislav * #
Greer, Scott * # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Series Title: European Law Journal vol:20 issue:1 pages:66-87
Abstract: Social citizenship is about equality. The obvious problem for European social citizenship in a very diverse Union is that Member States will not be able or willing to bear the cost of establishing equal rights to health care and similar aspects of social citizenship. Health care is a particularly good case of this tension between EU citizenship
and Member State diversity. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) strengthened the
right to health care in other Member States, but this cannot create an equal right to
health care when Member States are so different. In its efforts to balance a European right, the Court has formulated ‘rules for rights’—not so much European social citizenship rights, as a set of legal principles by which it judges the decisions of the Member
ISSN: 1351-5993
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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