Miss USA calls health care a privilege…

Outrage ensues.

The reality, of course, is that health care is neither a right nor a privilege. It is a service based commodity. You have the right to purchase it just like you have the right to purchase a gun.

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11 Responses to Miss USA calls health care a privilege…

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Nope, health care isn’t a right in Canada either. If by some magic health care were a right in Canada, Canadians would never travel to the United States for health care services. Clearly this isn’t the case.

    In Canada, the government will pay for rationed health care for Canadians. Having someone else pay the bill isn’t the exercise of a right. Cattle have others pay for their veterinary care but then it’s off to the slaughterhouse. That isn’t a coveted right. That is just paid costs of those being led to slaughter.

  2. Son of the Rabbit People says:

    She’s a person of color, so to disagree with her is to be racist. Probably misogynistic as well.

    • notamobster says:

      Did you just assume it’s gender and color? Both are subjective, so you are clearly trans-color-phobic.

  3. trebor snoyl says:

    Try to get an MRI in British Columbia…some people die while waiting.

  4. Jim22 says:

    I think we need desperately to stop reading and reacting to what fools write on social media.

  5. notamobster says:

    I have the right to demand that a carpenter work on my house, because housing is a right!

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    So let’s say healthcare is a right. Does a doctor who refuses to take you as a patient get arrested for violating your human rights?

    • notamobster says:

      Only if he refuses because you’re gay, black, or Muslim. Jew, Christian, or white and you’re out of luck.

      Seriously, if it IS a “right”, why can’t we force Carpenters to work on our houses? The UN says housing is a human right.

      This is the problem with removing the natural foundation of rights. When rights are granted by governments, to individuals, they can also be used by governments, to suppress individuals.

      • notamobster says:

        Never give a govt any power that you don’t want used against you.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          In order for something to be a right, it pretty much has to still apply if you are Robinson Crusoe all alone on a deserted island.

          Right to life? Check.
          Right to religion? Check.
          Right to free speech? Check.
          Right to freely associate?* Check.
          Right to liberty? Check.
          Right to property? Check.
          Right to have a free MRI performed by a trained technician? Nope.

          *With wildlife, I suppose.

        • notamobster says:

          Thus, my comment about the “natural” foundation of rights. Rights exist in a state of nature.

          Health Care is a commodity (products & services).