Law and ethics are complementary social institutions in society to help public health officials mediate conflicts and questions about the relationship between the individual’s and the community’s interests in health and about the appropriate scope and means of public health.

health law, the branch of law dealing with various aspects of health care, including the practices of caregivers and the rights of patients.

Ethics and laws are found in virtually all spheres of society. … While laws carry with them a punishment for violations, ethics do not. Essentially, laws enforce the behaviors we are expected to follow, while ethics suggest what we ought to follow, and help us explore options to improve our decision-making


The law has 3 primary goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies (“premium tax credits”) that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL).