Should healthcare be made a constitutional right ?

  1. After reading the thread about medicaid and I began thinking that maybe the answer would be to make a level playing field. Maybe we need to explore again the concept of making health care a constitutional right then forcing the government to set up Universal health care system. Of course there will always be fraud and abuse both by the providers and recipients but at least everyone would have an equal shot at it.WITH Hillary running for president I wonder if she will make this an issue on her platform again.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   AtlantaRN
    nope...the less the government is in any business, the better.
  4. by   Blueskies
    With government managing healthcare, I suspect we would see the same great results we got with Hurricane Katrina, and the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

    Maybe we can get better results by setting up some good laws to govern, but not run.

    Lets be very careful about changing the Constitution for any reason.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    No, healthcare should not be made a constitutional right.


    steph
  6. by   VickyRN
    This is an excellent subject of debate and has been discussed here before extensively. See these threads:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f100/if-...re-189768.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/healt...care+privilege
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    I am unsure if it should be a constitutional right but it sure should be more assessable and affordable.
  8. by   mvanz9999
    I think a Universal Healthcare system would be disastrous. It sounds good *in principal* but those systems are plagued with as many problems as ours. These have been discussed in earlier threads, so I'm not going to rehash it here.

    Hillary has already declared this platform in her shrill-voiced speeches about her political future. Of course she's going to use this in her agenda. I don't think, I know she will bring this back.

    Remember how it didn't go anywhere last time? Well, it's not going anywhere on time #2 either.
  9. by   Roy Fokker
    moderator note:

    ladies and gents,

    this has already been discussed - extensively - as pointed out by our admin vickyrn (thanks for the links vickyrn!). as such, i'm closing this thread.

    please continue your deliberations in the following threads on the topic:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f100/if-...re-189768.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/healt...care+privilege

    if you have any questions, please donot hesitate to contact me or any other moderator.

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