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Health Care a Right or Privilege

Crystal Sanovia
Healthcare is it a right or privilege
SOC 120
Nikolas Larrow-Roberts
January 14, 2014
Health care is it a right or a privilege In many countries health care is a right for all. In fact many European countries have health care that truly cares for the health of an individual. But in the United States of America it has been a privilege for only the one’s who could afford it and only if there wasn’t a pre-existing condition. It is all about who could pay the most gets the very best of modern medicine has to offer in the US of A.
Healthcare was always in the debate and policies of the politicians and today’s main debate is the affordable care act or as fox news coined the term ‘obamacare’ widely used by the opposition and the uninformed. President Obama’s signature policy and now law of the land which was upheld by our very our Supreme Court of the U.S.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the full name which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Which address key reforms to extend coverage to those without insurance or pre-existing conditions.
Many of those who oppose claim obamacare will cost too much and it’s a form of socialism are the same who receive the best healthcare for the rest of their lives. Others believe it’s the ‘murrican way to work for yourself and others who cannot afford healthcare be damned. A majority of Republican governors and state legislators, driven by relentless political opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have rejected billions in federal funding, denied millions needed health care and consigned thousands to premature death by refusing to extend Medicaid to their own residents.
Governors and lawmakers in 25 states who rebuff federal support to expand state Medicaid programs to 4.8 million low-income people under the ACA are sacrificing thousands of lives and pushing away enormous economic development opportunities that come with…


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