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Is Health Care a Human Right? Should Money Play a Role in Human Rights?

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By us accepting the fact that we are only part of a Nation and not of the Human Group as a Whole, we tacitly agree to be either well supported like some first world countries in the European Union or be absolutely disenfranchised from our living rights


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Fred C. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:13 pm
Yes! We human are together as One on Earth, we are supporting each other unconditionally! Equal Money Capitalism! No more nations, no more borders or greediness or self-interest profits!

Cerise Poolman (20)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:01 am
Why does money determine the level and quality of healthcare we receive? Why do we allow it to continue without even questioning?

Matti Freeman (6)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:56 am
Human beings require health care - and there are facilities and human beings with the training to give this health care. The consequence of not getting health care when you need it is == physical dysfunction, pain, or death.
So - the obvious Human Right is that health care should be provided unconditionally as a support for humanity.
To control and claim ownership of the health of human beings in order to use this ownership to improve your own life through profit while denying care to those who cannot afford it - is plainly a crime against life and a major violation of human rights.

Sylvie Jacobs (41)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:14 am
We sure have proved that the accepted ways of health care and the world system as a whole do not function in a humane way as what is best for all. We've allowed the health care industry to only focus on greed for profit and within that we've bypassed what care should in fact stand for. So, we indeed have to reconsider what health care and human rights really should entail. As we have dictated such a big role to money we now must have the decency to allocate it as an equal right to all equally. I am ONE vote for equal money as an equal right so that all can have equal access to health care. No one is cured till all are cured.

Juan Herrera (13)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:50 am
Cool - definitely Health Care is and must be a Human Right -- thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:33 am
Is equality possible?

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:35 am
I have to say that I live in Australia where we have a government subsidized health system. I have just been told that I probably have Multiple sclerosis and I also have trigeminal neuralgia, an incredibly painful condition which I know have to take Tegretol for.
Thank god that I live in a country where I will be able to access healthcare that will not send me broke. Everyone deserves to be able to seek treatment without having to pay thousands in order to do so. Watching Sicko really opened to eyes to how horrendous the healthcare system is over in the US and how lucky Australia, New Zealand and many other countries to have a government health safety net.
Health care is a human right as is access to clean water and food. The huge corporations and big pharma are treating the world like it's own personal piggy bank and it is time they stopped preying on the elderly and the ill, All people have the right to medical care no matter what their income and social status is.

Frances Darcy (92)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:45 am
Yes all people should be treated equally with regards to healthcare....but as the pigs said in animal farm...." All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others"

Bella B. (41)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 4:00 am
Excellent contribution here!

"The Bottom line is that the moment that we made of this Health System profit and of Life a business of self interest, everything turned into a system of abuse of which our very own physical bodies are currently having the most problems. As within, so without and so it is to expand the consideration of what it would really mean to Be healthy in this world not just defining it as in ‘not being physically sick,’ but start expanding our concept of health as this Entire Body of Existence as the Earth and every single living being in it."

Thanks for sharing this!

Siti R (12)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 4:50 am
there's no single country in the world that has the 'perfect' health care system. while we may look to the government to provide good health care and our easy access to it, we are responsible for our own bodies. insurance and good nutrition is just part of the equation.

Ben O (135)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:07 am
Yes, of course. Health care is (well, it should be) a Human Right!

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:32 am
Free healthcare should be available to all. America is one of the few (if not the only only) 'civilised' country who can run endless illegal wars but not look after the people at home. -- Priorities?

pam w (139)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:26 am
OF COURSE health care is a human right!

Anything else is just tyranny by the wealthy.

And, OF COURSE, nobody wants THAT! (Or do they?)

Adele Caskey (16)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10:24 am
There should not be a "reason" why there is not perfect health care for All. Health care has become big business with the Pharmaceutical companies pulling all the strings for profit. The goal of the Corporations is to keep most humans in a situation where they can barley afford anything, so they can be controlled, as when you are constantly worried about survival, you do not have the time to question the corrupt system that serves only the few.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:46 pm
Noted. Absolutely agree that healthcare is a human right. So many excellent comments that all I can add is, "Medicare For All."

Donna G (42)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:21 pm
HR 676 is what is needed. What our President signed into law is not even close to HR 676. This thing called the Affordable Care Act still benefits Insurance Companies. You know what Insurance Companies are about? Profit. If they didn't make a profit, they wouldn't be in business.

Medicare is a good program. It is funded by taxpayers. But, it doesn't cover the whole person. Maybe 85-90 per cent of the person. Of course, if you don't ever have to go to a dentist for any reason and don't need vision assistive devices such as eyeglasses, then you would be okay with what Medicare does cover.

I believe that Health Care for the whole person is a human right from the time they are born until they die. Health Care should not depend upon having a job, being poor enough to get state benefits, or being disabled and getting disability benefits.

If you have not read the FAQs on the Physicians for a National Health Program, please do. It just makes sense.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:24 pm
I agree that all people should be treated equally. Money shouldn't play a role on which type of health care coverage we have. Thanks Bernard

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:37 pm
@ Siti R.... "insurance and good nutrition is just part of the equation." -- I am concerned about those who cannot afford insurance and good nutrition, or don't we care about them?

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
Well this is a no brainer. Of course it is a human right. Quality universal health care should be throughout the world.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:43 pm
No, money should play a role in human rights. But I very well know that in reality this is not true.

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:50 pm
Yes I think it is a right.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:54 pm
Healthcare may be a 'right' per se, but it should not be a government-run commodity. Ban PPACA/Obamacare and force its proponents out of office for treason!

Julie W (33)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:28 pm
Cuba, not a very wealthy country, has free health care. But, their doctors are not paid the high salaries they get in the US, and possibly don't have the high insurance costs.

We can only afford cheap, or free, health care when/if we stop spending money on things like unnecessary wars. So It's a matter of prioroties.

Ray M (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:12 pm
Yes. Everyone deserves adequate health care. A simple solution is single-payer. Too bad politicians are wimps when it comes to the real needs of its people.

paul m (93)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:34 am

Noted ...

Deborah W (6)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:37 am
QUESTION: Why have WE allowed people to lack basic health care as a living right ... through our vote as to who best represents us and continue to accept and support them even when they aren't about our best interests?

Clearly the world, with its greed, power and money god, has changed since the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Act of December 10, 1948.k

May I offer the following YouTubes for openminded folks' processing and consideration:
(1) America:Freedom to Facism, November 16, 2100 AND (2) Aaron Russo's documentary (same title) free downloading and streaming..

Bernard P (28)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:33 am
Study cognitive disinformation techniques to understand how the comment of LLOYD H. intend to do harm and spread lies. Ever since we came on the scene with a message that all life is equal and should be treated as such, we have been attacked bu anonymous people. If I click on the profile link--it gives an error. In South Africa what LLOYD H. do is crimen injuria . to intentionally spread lies to do harm, is a criminal offense -- some countries do not have such laws to protect against intentional slander. I have reported these actions to the moderation. The organized attempt to discredit any group that challenge the abuse of money and wealth is to be expected

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:32 pm
There are two things that should never be for profit in a civilized care and prisons. Obviously, America is far from civilized.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:40 pm
It's our human right,yes.. noted

John Coleman (18)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:58 pm
Things aren't so hot in those countries that have decided that health care is a right since the level of care doesn't seem to be keeping pace with the need nor does the funding for said care seem to be there although the waste is. Who is going to pay for this "right"? Is all care covered in this "right"? Do the providers of that care work as slaves for nothing or become a cog in a huge unwieldy bureaucracy which seem to be the case in so called "single payer" (really socialized medicine) systems with the hours, breaks, tine off, etc of bureaucrats?

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:14 pm
John Coleman, it appears that the Fox/Koch brainwashing/propaganda machine has reeled you in, hook line and sinker.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:06 pm
By mandating insurance from the for profit health care mega-corporations we have sold off our rights to human dignity and urgent health care. Until we have universal health care like in all the other civilized countries our rights are for sale to the highest bidder.

John Coleman (18)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:37 pm
MJ M: Instead of a flippant response how about addressing the questions I raised or is that the StinkProgress/MSNBC approach to a discussion? Right now about half of US health care is provided by government programs many of which appear to have a lot of waste, fraud, and abuse some of which is connected to political cronies like the doctor buddy of Menendez D-NJ and grants to providers like Planned Nonparenthood so it appears that we do have a lot of care being provided as a "right" with mixed fiscal and even care success. .

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:52 pm
Money... I personally hate when it is used to judge or choose whether or not a person is have or doesn't have coverage. To me we need a universal health care where each and every individual is covered equally. It shouldn't matter if one is richer than the other. They both should be equally treated.
Thanks Bernard

reft h (66)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:32 pm
health care is a basic.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday June 3, 2013, 1:03 pm
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