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If the founders thought that health care was a right, they would have included it in the Bill of Rights.

It is not in the Bill of Rights. It is in the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, last clause:

"To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."

All fall under the "promote the general welfare" clause of the Preamble to the US Constitution (one of the *specific* "foregoing powers"). Thus, they are all *specifically allowed* per the US Constitution.

We would have also seen widespread applications of that belief over the past 200+ years.

Marine Health Service (over 200 *continuous* yrs in the US). Plus a wide variety of public health services and so on--particularly at the national level.
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