Charlie McCormick: Health care is a right |

Charlie McCormick: Health care is a right

“Problematic” or not, there are numerous international treaties and declarations signed and/or ratified by nations of the world, including the United States, that declare health care or medical care as a basic universal human right. To cite a few: The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1966), Part 3, Article 12; The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), Part 1, Article 24; and, the most recognizable, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 25, Section 1 which states, in part, “Everyone has a right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services …”

Incidentally, referring to citizens petitioning their government by demonstrating at the capitol as being “just another example of the hyperbolic rhetoric of the petitioner class and its political enablers” is a remarkably clear example of your persistent elitist view of those who see the world differently than you.

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