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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/12/2010  9:20 AM
Author:  ariechert Number:  533687 of 876088

"So from now one, instead of "the right to health care" we should substitute "the right to a 60 inch LCD HDTV". I mean, every one deserves such access. It is a basic necessity isn't it. So if we as a society deem this to be a "right" it would be OK then?" - JLC

No it's not. Someone without a television doesn't suffer pain and discomfort. Someone without healthcare can suffer excruciating pain and discomfort and end up dead. No one dies if they don't have a television.

And because our government limits access to pain alleviating drugs and require us to see a physician before obtaining said drugs they have an obligation to provide us with access to a physician so we can obtain those pain alleviating drugs.

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