Charles E. Binkley

Charles E. Binkley

Charles E. Binkley, MD, FACS is co-chair of the Ethics Committee at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he is also an attending Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon and president of the Professional Staff. Dr. Binkley is on the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Surgery at UCSF. He completed medical school at Georgetown University and trained in surgery at the University of Michigan.

Columns by Charles E. Binkley

An Ethical Analysis of the American Health Care Act

Charles E. Binkley, MD, FACS, co-chair of the Ethics Committee at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, and attorney David Kemp conduct an ethical analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, using the principles of impartiality and justice. Within this framework, Binkley and Kemp identify three values around which health care coverage should be prioritized, and they conclude that the AHCA fails to meet the ethical standards for government-supported health care.