Bob Massie on Health Care
Healthcare "entitlement" is Constitutional "life & liberty"
We are not arguing on behalf of "entitlements", a slimy word that manages to sound like people are getting something they don't deserve.
Our Constitution, a key founding document, enshrines the principle that we have an inalienable
right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". This is one of several "truths" that are "self-evident." You simply cannot have "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" without access to healthcare.
Health care is therefore not a privilege, but a right. Indeed, it is an inalienable right--one that cannot be taken away.
Let's work together to move us rapidly towards the only system that makes
both moral and economic sense for the Commonwealth today--a Single-Payer system of healthcare that covers everyone from birth to death.
Source: 2018 MA gubernatorial campaign website BobMassie2018.com
, Aug 4, 2017
Affordable healthcare should be a right and not a privilege
I believe, as Sen. Kennedy did, that access to quality, affordable healthcare should be a right and not a privilege in America. Last year's reform brings us closer to putting care where it should be: in the foundation of a better life for all people. But
the gains will be fragile as long as our system remains so weak & expensive, and Republicans pledge to take our health policies backwards. We still cannot say that healthcare is a right--not when 23 million Americans are expected to be uninsured by 2019.
Source: Campaign website, www.bobmassie.org, "Issues"
, Jul 16, 2011
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