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Is Health Care a Right?

egg12 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:27 AM
This is the first line of your article:"Most politicians, and probably most Americans, see health care as a right. " Stop..no need to read anymore. The health of your spouse, children and family should never be determined upon how much money you earn. Go to other countries and find out why children die of Tetnus after 7 days of being born. Why, because they cannot afford the 50 cent tetnus shot. That child could have grown up to be a great person, leader, contributor to society...but because they cannot afford basic health care because of their monetary wealth their child die, while others who could afford basic healthcare their child can live. That's why people like Gates, Clinton, Buffet, George W. Bush and many others travel the world.

Most politicians, and probably most Americans, see health care as a right. Thus, whether a person has the means to pay for medical services or not, he is nonetheless entitled to them. Let's ask ourselves a few questions about this vision.

Say a person, let's call him Harry, suffers from diabetes and he has no means to pay a laboratory for blood work, a doctor for treatment and a pharmacy for medication. Does Harry have a right to XYZ lab's and Dr. Jones' services and a prescription from a pharmacist? And, if those services are not provided without charge, should...

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