the right to health

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2010
the right to health
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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 12:36pm
Question. Why do you think health care is a right? If you do, then doesn't that right extend to people in utero and to the 85 year olds? Or just to those who contribute to society?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 2:01pm

"And what about the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms? We have to pay for those, too.


Perhaps those who think, "if we pay for something it's not a right", believe that the government should hand out guns to every household."


That would be the left's approach wouldn't it?


Whatever happened to:


"Ask not what your country can do for you...."

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 3:12pm
You said "If they do, I would say it's because they are wrong. I've never heard anyone say that though, at least not in the sense you're speaking of" meaning that no one said that education is a right. I provided evidence to the contrary...

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 7:55pm
On the contrary, I said the woman's right to life and liberty trumps the fetus's right to life.
Sandy
Sandy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 8:02pm

>I'm curious. What do you believe "we" all hold to be a "normal" length of life because I don't see that there is one.<

Average lifespan, but recognizing that lifespan may be shorter or longer for individuals. However, when medical care can ensure that lifespan for most, should it not be a right?

I ask you--do you feel we should not provide support for those who cannot afford to buy food? Should we let folks starve in this country?

Sandy
Sandy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 8:04pm
Actually, you'd be incorrect there. The reason our government has an obligation to provide an education is that one cannot have a true democracy without an educated populace.
Sandy
Sandy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 8:06pm
Except one can never argue that gun ownership is a basic human right, but that access to safe food, clean water, and health care are necessary to that basic right to life.
Sandy
Sandy
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 8:10pm
Please explain exactly what liberty is being taken from you by providing you with health care?
Sandy
Sandy
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 10:27pm

"Please explain exactly what liberty is being taken from you by providing you with health care?"


The $600-800 a month it costs. I earned the money, I have a right to spend it how I see fit. This also takes away from my properity.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-19-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 11:41pm

>>> On the contrary, I said the woman's right to life and liberty trumps the fetus's right to life.

How does the baby's right to life threaten the woman's right to life?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-19-2010
Fri, 08-20-2010 - 11:51pm
The government compelling citizens to purchase health insurance is an infringement on our personal liberty. When the government rations care, or withholds it entirely, is an infringement on our personal liberty.

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