I read something today and it made me wonder. Is medical a right or not?
Scottrussia has a lot of good points to make, but can we turn that same cannon on the Military Industrial Complex? 650 Billion? Really?
In Washington, no one is answering the question. Is medical care a right or not?
Trump says Americans will lose healthcare with Obamacare. The opposing
side says Trumpcare or the repeal of Obamacare will result in the same. So is it a right or not?
All that is left is that simple question. Is healthcare a right?
I won't be upset if you think the answer is no.
I copied this from someone I read regularly:
"If the answer is no, it’s not a right, then healthcare is a privilege and we are not obligated to guarantee every person will be able to get healthcare. The privileged get it. Those of lesser fortune don’t. Simple as that. Oh sure, we might provide some charity, some help for the non-privileged, but we are by no means under any moral obligation to do so. If we’ve got extra money, if we’re feeling generous, sure. What the hell. But otherwise, no.
If you can afford it, you get it.
If you can’t, you don’t.
And you should at least be honest enough to admit that’s what you’re up to. I want to hear every politician, every candidate for office, go on the record, yes or no. And if it’s no, if you believe healthcare is a privilege of those who can afford it, then have the goddamned guts to look into the camera and say so. And if you’re voted out of office as a result, or stripped of your privilege by the mob, well, that’s just too damned bad.
If healthcare isn’t a right, then it’s just another line item in the budget, next to bridges and warships and farm subsidies.
And the only argument is where we draw the line between the haves and have-nots – and the best part about capitalism is that we don’t have to draw the line ourselves, the free market will do it for us. Leaving our hands clean."
The question remains unanswered. Yes? Or no?