Health Care Is A Right Not a Privilege!

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    Health Care Is A Right Not a Privilege!

    Let's be clear. Our health care system is disintegrating. Today, 46 million people have no health insurance and even more are underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments. At a time when 60 million people, including many with insurance, do not have access to a medical home, more than 18,000 Americans die every year from preventable illnesses because they do not get to the doctor when they should. This is six times the number who died at the tragedy of 9/11 - but this occurs every year.

    In the midst of this horrendous lack of coverage, the U.S. spends far more per capita on health care than any other nation - and health care costs continue to soar. At $2.4 trillion dollars, and 18 percent of our GDP, the skyrocketing cost of health care in this country is unsustainable both from a personal and macro-economic perspective.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders: Health Care Is a Right, Not a Privilege
     
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    I'm willing to guess that 46 million also includes the illegals that reside in this country. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Agreed, healthcare is a right.....that you can pay for if you want it.



     
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    I would be willing to lay down good money.... that says you are right.
     
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    It is only a right in the sense that one can not be denied treatment it is NOT a right that the Federal Government can force us to buy insurance.
     
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    If being born isn't a right ... how is being taken care of a right?
     
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    I just commented in another thread that I hate when the debate is framed as "Right v privelige," but let me play devils advocate here.

    When Bill shatters his leg and doesn't have insurance and will die without care... Let him die?
     
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    There is no emergency room that will deny service to urgent situations.

    That being said.... emergency rooms need to refuse anything that is not an emergency.


     
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    I know that's the way it is now, and it's a big part of why it's so broken. Everyone loves to exercise that Truine brain and shout about how everyone should have to pay, but nobody's willing to let Bill die if he can't pay.

    I think a mandate for most is a pretty damn good common ground... But at least partially because I'm not hearing a lot of alternatives from those who so hate the concept.
     

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