Under the banner, “Right to Health,” DP Challenge – “Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?”
The last time I checked, our rights were spelled out by the United States Constitution under something called the Bill of Rights. There were 10 originally with Amendments 11-27 added over time. Nowhere is there a right to health. I think Obamacare is a travesty. Obamacare affects one-sixth of the economy for what was 50.7 million uninsured (16.7% of the population). In truth, it now affects 100% of the population. At the time it was passed, the bill was 1,990 pages, though some sources say 2,700 pages. It is now 13,000 pages and counting. The United States of America’s Constitution was four sheets, approximately 28 3/4 in. by 23 5/8 in. each, 4,543 words, including the signatures. I am a numbers cruncher kind of woman, sue me. Not one Republican voted for Obamacare and many Democrats, as well. Here is how your Senators voted and here is how your House Representatives voted. If you can call that Bi-Partisan, you are off your rocker.
In case I have not made my opinion clear, health care should have stayed in the private sector, ensuring competition for the best by and for the buyer.