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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/11/2010  1:27 PM
Author:  MotleyFooley Number:  533587 of 865089

ziggy29; "[Is health care] a right? Not even close."

My understanding is that if you present at the Emergency Department with acute stomach pains, you will be treated. They are required to.

Does that mean you have a "right" to that treatment? Perhaps not. But that doesn't change that you will get treatment. Since you will get treatment, rather than getting tripped up over the semantics of whether that treatment is a "right" we should focus on how to make that treatment (and other necessary health care) as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

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