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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/11/2010  8:05 AM
Author:  GardenStateFool Number:  533543 of 794682

People on the left (and some on the right) claim that health care is a right. Think of the implications of this assertion. Let's suppose that no one was willing to be doctors, nurses, etc. If receiving health care is a right, then we have the right to force others to provide us with health care. You don't want to be a doctor? Too bad! I have a right!

I'm failing to comprehend this. ANY service job could be construed the same way. We have drafts for those who do not want to be a soldier in times of war - is that slavery as well? In some ways, I CERTAINLY think so, especially since it may be fully against someone's moral code.

What if no one wanted to be a police officer, a firefighter, a postal worker, etc.?

Due to the extremely loud commentary as of late regarding the firefighters who "allowed" the home of someone who did not pay th