Constitution doesnât mention health care - Las Vegas Sun I have asked my liberal friends, If I buy my health care directly from my doctor, why would you require me to pay taxes to buy health care for other people? They usually answer, Because everyone has a right to health care, and we are all in this together. My question then is, So was I born with an obligation to work to pay for someone elses health care? At this point, they will say something like, Youre already paying for other peoples health care, or, Thats the wrong way to look at it, or, That sounds selfish, or just Yes. If health care is a right, then the government must provide for it, as it does national defense and public safety and a judicial system. If it is not, then government has no more business being involved in it than it has in grocery stores or hotels or automobiles. So is health care a right? More at link..