Open debate: Is Healthcare a universal right, or a service? If a right, how could a capitalistic society possible implement it into everyday life.
The first two paragraphs is my opinion on the matter, just to get things going. I elected to make this a debate rather than an essay for wordpress because I want new perspectives, as a lot of my follower base varies on the political spectrum, drastically.
The notion of universal healthcare would be detrimental to the economy. The very argument that healthcare is a right on the same level as the freedom of expression or the right to vote is preposterous. In the democratic republic of the United States of America, where capitalism has proven itself worthy and the best known economic policy, the taxpayers owe nothing to anyone, aside from basic human decency. The sense of entitlement some have is both irrational and, to an extent, selfish.
Let us forget the nonsensical debate of whether or not healthcare is a right for a moment, and strictly look at the economic effects universal healthcare would have on the capitalistic society that is the United States. Everyone having healthcare would force hospitals and other medical facilities to increase prices to compensate for the influx of people. This isn’t the free market, remember, this is a government mandated service. Yes, perhaps universal healthcare would at least be a little more plausible if left to the free market, but it still would increase debt. The reality is, there’s simply no way to implement universal healthcare into the US without also switching to socialism, which in itself would ruin civil liberties, and be the end to the home of the free.
However, since this is still a debate currently, I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether health care is a right, and if so how would we implement it without government takeover and extreme economic consequences. Let me know in the comments, just please be respectful to others.
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