Essay Should Health Care Be A Privilege Or A Right?

1229 Words Sep 20th, 2015 5 Pages
The discussions that took place before the enactment of the Affordable Care Act was engaging. There was no middle ground in the debate. Either you are for affordable health care for millions of Americans, or that health care should only be for those who can afford to pay for it. It has been five years now since the overhaul of the health care system, and the verdict is unanimous .Health care should be affordable to all, or should it? One of the sticking points on the opposing side, was a government takeover of the health care system. They argued that the government has no business in health care and that it will come between the patient and the doctor. Making the government look like a monster, that is not part of the people is laughable. The American vision of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, nurtured in a framework of government of, by, and for the people has not been lost. What we must determine now in the words of Woodrow Wilson is whether we are big enough…. Whether we are free enough to take possession again of the government which is our own.’(Moyers 93). Meanwhile those drumming the beat of a government takeover, the loudest were the politicians on Capitol Hill, and they are enjoying the same services that they are trying to deny the millions of Americans. When Senator Mark Kirk for Illinois had a devastating stroke some years ago, because of the good government health care he received since he is…

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