The liberal mythology of healthcare being a right

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    For the sake of this post let's pretend you're right (which you're not).

    Every right I can think of involves 2 paths. One to exercise it and one to deny it. Obamacare does the exact opposite. It FORCES you to exercise this so called right. So in essence it oppresses an individuals personal rights to decide for themselves.

    You've all been claiming that healthcare is a right so exactly how does this law aid me in EXERCISING my rights? It doesn't, it FORCES me to take a path I may not want to take.

    Where is my RIGHT to choose if Obama doesn't offer me a waiver like all his rich friends?
     
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    Should have went with the PO. That way you would have had an option.
     
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    What you are saying is that everyone should be denied the right of access to the AHA because you don't want to exercise yours? Who the fuck are you to decide that?
     
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    So you can't answer the op. Thats fine. Please then point out where I made the ridiculous assertion you just claimed.
     
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    What YOU are saying is that everyone should be required to pay for the AHA, whether they want it or not, because YOU want the AHA?

    Who the fuck are you to decide that?
     
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    You have a waiver, simply go to Canada, Mexico or Somalia when you need medical care. Don't want to pay for something you will one day need that's fine with me and I'm sure it's fine with public hospitals too.

    Maybe you and others like you need a medical bracelet with this inscription: "I'm too stupid to buy medical insurance I will one day need, please do not treat me; if you do I will not pay but I will sue you".

    Of course you'll demand the governemnt pay for your bracelet.
     
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    You do not want to bring up waivers, it is the most easily debunked myth of the Healthcare law, I will give you an opportunity to look up exactly what the waivers were before I make you look foolish.

    As to healthcare being a right, most Americans would say we have a right to the opportunity to affordably obtain the basics of life such as water, food and shelter and yet some such as you say we have no right to be able to afford healthcare. Is this the case? We have no right to be treated for no other reason than we cannot afford it? That we are to allow treatment and medicine to become an ever increasing luxury in the richest country in world? This is the coldest form of social Darwinism and it does not suit us.
     
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    He's a Statist... they feel they have the right to tell EVERYONE what's best for them.
     
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    Not at all... I am going with the OP's scenario where Health Care is a right. You are projecting.
     
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