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Health Care Is Not a Right, No Matter What the Left Says

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2022
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At the recent unveiling of his latest plan for Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., evoked a familiar theme. "Health care," he said, "is a human right that all Americans, regardless of income, are entitled to."

But health care is neither a right nor a privilege. It's an aggregate of goods and services. The task of health policy is to ensure timely, affordable access to these goods and services for all who need them -- and to do so without sacrificing the quality of care.

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