[e]veryone in the united states has the human right to health care reform measures should ensure that every person has access to comprehensive, quality health care no one should be discriminated against on the basis of income, health status, gender, race, age, immigration status or other factors health care is a public good, not a commodity.
On march 26, the union invited me back to keynote a debate on the topic, “resolved, that health care is a right” what follows is an edited excerpt of my remarks, in which i argue that health care is indeed a right—but not in the way that most progressives think.
He then appealed to the supreme court of the united states but the supremes, in their infinite wisdom, refused to hear the case conception that we all have a positive right to health care. Yes, the united states should have universal health care mandatory health insurance is a step toward universal health care most middle class families cannot afford the insurance premiums for health care, so the government would step in to subsidize.
In 2005 the united states and the other member states of the world health organization signed world health assembly resolution 5833, which stated that everyone should have access to health care services and should not suffer financial hardship when obtaining these services.
Health care must be provided as a public good for all, financed publicly and equitably the human right to health care means that hospitals, clinics, medicines, and doctors’ services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone, on an equitable basis, where and when needed. Health care is a right, not a privilege according to the world health organization the united states ranks 37th in terms of health system performance and we are far behind many other countries.
Yet last year, 486 million americans did not have access to health services (denavas-walt et al, 2012) this is unacceptable it is society's ethical obligation to provide health care to everyone however, the us has failed to recognize a human right to health care or apply principles of social justice through legislation. By endorsing the universality of health care in the united states, the health care industry will do good and do well freedom should not translate into a denial of other human rights, including affordable health care to all.
In the united states, the us department of veterans affairs operates in a similar way the other type is the “national health insurance” model, in which the government mandates that everyone have health insurance, but services are delivered by a mix of public, nonprofit, and for-profit providers.