Is healthcare a right or a privilege?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I'm not paying for your healthcare with my own. F that.

  • 8 months ago

    It's a privilege that needs to be extended to every American because that is what is in our best interests as a country. A heathier, stronger America means a healthier, stronger American Army. It means kids do better in school and parents do better at work. It means everyone is able to focus on what the US Government is doing - ohh, now I get it - now I understand why the GOP doesn't want a healthy America. They can't take advantage of a healthy America.

  • 8 months ago

    It's a service that you pay for. Rights are something you have since birth, like freedom. You don't pay for freedom, but you pay for healthcare, food, clothes etc. so those are not rights, but privileges.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    first you need to define what a right is ? 

    healthcare is a commodity and people work at it for a job, IF you get it free someone else is paying for it or the workers work for no pay. AKA slavery. 

    it is what you choose to pay for... is coffee at Starbucks a right or privilege ?

    is cable TV or Satellite TV a a right or privilege ? 

    RIGHTS are not material things and medical care is material things

    While at times medical care is very costly... the problem is the majority of people buy all the other luxuries then complain they have no money to pay for the medical care emergency they never made contingency plans for. 

    when you want other people to buy you what you deem a right you take their rights 

    a definition of rights is it must not interfere with other peoples freedom. 

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  • 8 months ago

    isn't privilege is home worker .

  • 8 months ago

    It is a right, of course. Is it really fair that only certain people can remain healthy just because they can afford doctor visits, over poor people with great potential who suffer with illness and financially held back do anything about it?

  • 8 months ago

    In most societies, it is a right.  Even backwards Arab countries have national healthcare programs.

    The US is an exception to this custom because many Republicans and Libertarians maintain that any type of socialism is wrong, and it is not the government's job to handle healthcare.  

  • 8 months ago

    It is a privilege.

  • 8 months ago

    It is not in our Constitution so it is not a right. We have the right to *pursue* happiness but we do not have the right to happiness. That means we have the right to work and have a decent life.

  • Joseph
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    At its core it's a service.

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