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This weekend marks the second anniversary of Obamacare. When he signed it into law last year (despite most polls showing the majority of the people did not want it) he probably did not know that some of its policies violated the Constitution and thus would have to be looked at in the Supreme Court.

So is healthcare a basic human right?

Well, many on the left think so and that is why it was shoved down our throats. However, the answer is rather obvious: NO!!!!!! Now I do believe everyone needs to have access to affordable healthcare. The current system is not perfect and insurance companies should be seriously looked at, however this is not an excuse to put in progressive medicine to kill off a free market because some people think it is a basic human right.

A true basic human right would be the right to be able to do something and not receive something instead. Real basic human rights should belong to all of us unless we take other peoples' human rights. The government is taking other peoples' rights away when they say everyone should receive healthcare for free because when we have to pay for someone else's healthcare that takes away our right to keep what we earn. Human rights should not conflict with each other and that is the bottom line and they should also above all not make us slaves to our government.

Also, by forcing people who do not believe in national healthcare to pay for other peoples' healthcare is also threatening their rights.

Also, can you define healthcare? Its rather difficult to define healthcare. What does healthcare include? What is involved in healthcare? What does it do?

Also what about clean water, food, houses, and clothes? Why isn't the government giving those away for free? Wouldn't those be seen as basic human rights to many liberals? This is a great danger in this age: people feeling entitled to everything and expect someone else to pay for it.
My talks on healthcare and human rights.

I do not own the picture.

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Sharuda Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Tax the upper class more?
Its called proportions guys. either way it won't hurt them as much.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why shouldn't healthcare be a right? All you say here is that other people will be bothered by paying for others healthcare. That's the same that happens in an insurance company, you're already paying for other's health except you're also paying for company profits on top of your healthcare and countless others.
BorogoveLM Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Clean Water, food, housing, and clothes are all human rights.
Graeystone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
If the federal government actually gave a damn, the legislative and executive branch would pass a bill that would give people the same exact healthcare plan they use.
Titanicfan1000 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
katiejo911 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
No, it's much better to let the poor become a sick, unhealthy lot of disease vectors so that when a virulent disease comes along, it spreads like wildfire. However, we will save so much money by denying pre-existing conditions and letting our elderly die slow, painful deaths that everyone will be happy.

The thing about health care is that it's an investment. By allowing people to take care of themselves before they end up critical and contagious at the county ER (where we end up and pay for them anyways), why not get them in there before the expensive critical care is needed?

And just so we're clear, who decides if healthcare is a right? Those with health care already or those who need it?
Titanicfan1000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Writer
It is just my opinion to why healthcare is not a right. Everyone has different opinions.

I never said we should let poor people become sick and I believe that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, but that is not a good excuse to put on progressive medicine and force everyone to pay a penalty.

A good plan I found would be this one:

1.) Complete repeal of Obamacare.

2.) Make all health plans, including health savings accounts, fully tax deductible.

3.) Allow people to buy insurance over state lines.

5.) Have a strong medical litigation reform to reduce defensive medicine.

6.) Liberalize license laws to stop the artificial restriction of physicians.

7.) Reform the FDA with market based reforms to make the drug approval proccess quicker and less expensive.

8.) Turn Medicaid into a block grant based program in which states have much more control.

9.) Bring market reforms to Medicare that allows for competition and choice as well as much more cost sharing.

10.) Use federal incentives to get rid of state laws that encourage hospital mergers and consolidation, which lead to monopolies.

11.) Allow small businesses to pool together to buy group health insurance.
Graeystone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
6.) Liberalize license laws to stop the artificial restriction of physicians.
Can you expand on that a bit more?

7.) Reform the FDA with market based reforms to make the drug approval proccess quicker and less expensive.
Thinking about this one, I got the 'Too Many MMOs Are Pay To Win Vibe'.
bttlrp Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
If you want to play that game, then you have to accept property is not a right either. So, libertarian dogma is as void as any humanitarian ideal.
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