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Is health care a human right?
Health care should be considered a human right.
It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens. One key way they can do this is by providing health care to all.
Health care is necessary for people to live good and fulfilling lives.
Many people suffer poor health and injuries through no fault of their own. They should always be able to receive the necessary health care and treatment.
Health care being guaranteed as a human right has societal benefits.
The right to health care is an ethical value that should be upheld.
A healthy society is a productive society. Providing health care to all will promote/improve our economy.
Direct providing or financing of healthcare by the state will facilitate corruption and artificially increase health insurance costs.
Health care should remain a privilege, not a right.
A right is what is owed/allowed to people by its society. Nothing can be a right in general (aka human rights), but only in a particular "ethos" (context/custom) and "polis" (society).
There is a difference between declaring something a human right and forcing everyone else to provide it to them.
Health care is a finite resource, with many components, so it cannot be provided to every person equally. This means it cannot be a right.
Society shouldn't be responsible for paying for other individual's poor health or choices.
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