Is There a Right to Health Care?

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Suverans2's picture

Is there a "right" to health care? (The question, as written, assumes that all "rights" come from one source.)

"Rights are natural, civil, political, religious, personal, and public." ~ Noah Webster (c.1828)

Yes, government health care is now a "civil or political right", it is an "entitlement", a "benefit" of membership in the corporation known as United States, but, no, it is not a "natural right".

One has the "natural right" to care for his own health, and to voluntarily assist those who ask for his or her help in caring for theirs.