Saturday, May 10, 2008

Health Care: A Right or Privilege?

Originally published at Brad's Tiny World. Please leave any comments there.

Do you as a person have a right to healthcare? If it is a right, then it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that you get it. If healthcare is a mere privilege, does the government have the legal right to manage how much it costs? If it is a right of the people, what is the difference between healthcare and elective medical treatment? If healthcare is simply a privilege when does it become the financial responsibility of a family to keep a child or the elderly alive?

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