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Is Health Care a Right?

egg12 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:37 AM
You should have to "earn" the right to keep your family healthy?? If I am a family of 4 and our income is say $30,000 a year(median income for many)..health care(and I am being conservative) is at least 800 a month..that's 10,000 a year...how could I afford health care. Again, health care should NEVER be determined upon how much money you make.

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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