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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Missing Conversation in Media: Why Did GOP Reaffirm Health Insurance as a Right?

Recently crowned Miss USA, Kara McCullough, created a firestorm with one simple comment. When asked if health care was a right or a privilege, McCullough gave the free-market response: “I'm definitely going to say it's a privilege.”

McCullough wasn’t done. She linked health insurance to employment. “As a government employee, I am granted health care, and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have a job. Therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide,” she explained.

Critics lambasted McCullough for her remarks. She has already backed down from that position, shrinking from the attacks. But her comments bring up an essential question. With recent passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives on May 5, there is virtually no media discussion about one of the most fundamental aspects of the health care debate – is health insurance a right?

Journalists have discussed virtually every other aspect of health insurance, but not this most fundamental piece..

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Anonymous said...

No one has ever in this country been denied HEALTH CARE. there is a huge difference between health care and health INSURANCE. they are not the same thing and no one has the right to health insurance

Anonymous said...

Health Care is a service.
Services require the expense of funds and labor in order to be made available.

Nobody has a right to other people's money and labor without exchange of value! When government decrees something as a right - we need to find out where the money required to pay for it is coming from!

Anonymous said...

Health care is a right in much the same way one exercises their second amendment right. One must purchase said health care with funds out of their own pocket.

Sand Box John

Anonymous said...


To put it simply, A right is not a right when another is required to surrender a portion of his or hers property to allow another to exercise said so called right.

Sand Box John