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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was talking about the right to health care decades ago.

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Opponents of Graham Cassidy, the GOP's replacement plan for Obamacare, say the new bill will gut access to health care for tens of millions of Americans.

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But many conservatives and libertarians think the idea of health care as a human right contradicts basic truths about free markets, government incompetence, and the rights of the individual. From FreedomWorks.org:

People can complain about the alleged unfairness of reality, but the fact is that health care will always be a scarce good. No laws can change that fact... Health care is a valuable good that would be better left to the free market.
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Others say it's unfair to compel them to pay for the health care of other people—Americans need to take care of themselves and their own families.

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But many argue that health insurance is not like car or property insurance: everyone eventually gets sick. We have to join every other industrialized nation on the planet in making sure everyone has access to a doctor, regardless of their income.

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Universal health care advocates argue that denying people insurance or charging them unaffordable premiums because of their health is discrimination. We can't allow it.

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At The Federalist, David Weinberger argues that no one has a right to health care.

"If health care is a right, doctors are slaves."
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