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Unformatted text preview: Social regulations have served as useful tools of governance to achieve a variety of public services. Numerous social regulations are targeted at preventing harm. In other cases, social regulations are designed to provide public benefits. Most relevantly, social regulations work to minimize behaviours that directly jeopardize individual welfare, safety, and/or public health. In the context of this analysis, however, specific services that are provided by the governmentand that constitute social regulationsinclude the Americans with Disabilities Act and Social Security insurance/benefits. These social regulations will be described in detail in the following subsections and their relationships to health care in general. The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), enacted in 1990 in the United States, embodies a sweeping civil rights law that forbids discrimination based on disability. The ADA provides similar protections against discrimination to disabled Americans, in line with the...
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