What ‘right’ to health care?

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Author(s) Jeff Jacoby
Source The Boston Globe
Date September 13, 2009
URL http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/09/13/what_right_to_health_care/
Quotes-start.png "It may seem noble to declare that health care is a fundamental human right and not a mere commodity to be left to the vagaries of the market. Of course, the same thing could be said about food or clothing - also essential to human welfare - yet not even Ted Kennedy would have suggested that Washington nationalize US food production or overhaul the clothing industry. It is precisely because food and clothing are seen as commodities, because we do leave their availability to the market, that they can be had in such abundance and diversity." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act should be passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.