Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree.

“A right is generally defined as “ a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way.”

It is generally agreed that neglecting persons to the point of death is immoral yet that is precisely what our current healthcare system does. Only those who can afford it, can live full healthy lives. Everyone else is neglected. So if a lack of healthcare is immoral, then healthcare becomes a moral entitlement.

“The Declaration of Independence of the United States says all Americans have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”

Our current healthcare system denies those who cannot afford healthcare full and healthy lives, a right literally enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

Because we have never had universal healthcare here in the US, we think that it is somehow inappropriate. But that is how universal suffrage was once looked upon. Social Security. Medicare. Medicaid. Unemplyment Insurance. All of the things that we now regard as normal and necessary entitlements were once frowned upon. Universal healthcare is only suspect because we haven’t tried it. And if the health insurance companies, who profit off of our misery, have their way, we never will.

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