Is health care a right or a privilege? | The Tylt

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The new Miss USA Kára McCullough stirred up big controversy Sunday, May 14, when she was asked if affordable health care for all Americans was a right or a privilege. She responded “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege.” Critics say no one should be denied health care services because they're poor or unemployed, but others say health care is a commodity that must be paid for. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights—not doctors' visits. Is health care a human right? 🚑

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How can a citizen enjoy the constitutionally guaranteed right to life and liberty if they are sick or disabled? 

How can Americans pursue happiness if they cannot afford basic medical care for their children, their elderly parents or themselves?

Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the United Nations all agree—healthcare is a human right. Denying it on the basis of poverty is inhumane.

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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. The way our system is set up, most people receive health insurance through their jobs, so if health care is important to you, you need to prioritize finding a job.

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Some conservatives thought Ms. McCullough's answer was right on.

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Others strongly disagreed.

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Many people shot holes in the idea that you can just get health insurance if you go find a job. 

What if the job you do doesn't give you health insurance? 

What if you are too ill or disabled to work? 

What if you are a senior or a child under 16? 

What if you work with don't make enough money to purchase health insurance? 

What if you have pre-existing conditions?

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Is health care a right or a privilege?
A festive crown for the winner
#HealthCareIsARight
#NoRightToHealthCare