Con to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
"The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence says in part: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.' Nowhere does it mention anything about free MRIs...
In school, we were taught that the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified in 1791, and collectively they form our Bill of Rights... Rights are not about giving you something for free; they are about protecting natural liberties from those who would take them away from you. For instance, the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. It does not however, say that you get guns for free if you don't have one. This is analogous to the issue of health care 'rights.'
A 'right' to services without charge, that forces someone else to provide for you, does not and should not ever exist. No one in a free society should have a 'right' to anything that requires others to toil against their will on behalf of those unwilling to provide for themselves."
"John Campbell: A Right to Health Care?" OC Register, July 13, 2009
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Representative (R-CA), US House of Representatives, 2005-present
Member, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress
Member, House Committee on Financial Services
Member, House Committee on the Budget
State Senator, California State Senate, 2004-2005
Member, California State Assembly, 2000-2004
Former Automotive Dealership Executive
Former Certified Public Accountant
MBT (Masters in Business Taxation), University of Southern California (USC), 1977
BS, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1976