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Healthcare a basic human right? After all, we have so many rights in the United States. The right to assemble, freedom of speech, religion, the press. The right to keep and bear arms. Why shouldn’t we also have a “right” to “healthcare?”
This line of thinking has become pretty popular in recent years, but there’s one glaring issue. No matter how important something may be, you cannot have an inherent right to the property, labor, or talents of someone else.
“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” – Thomas Sowell