The Instigator
allo4ka
Pro (for)
The Contender
sixicks
Con (against)

Is healthcare a right to us as US citizens and should it be free for everyone?

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Started: 8/11/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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allo4ka

Pro

It seems like most people are caught up in a bubble where they are not poor enough to receive free healthcare or not rich enough to afford the procedures, treatment, and medications that they need. If the people are to contribute to society to the fullest extent, then don't they have the right to free healthcare? As the country with some of the most advanced medical technology we should be embarrassed to have so many people who cannot afford therapy for a mental illness or something even more major as a life-saving cancer treatment because its not covered under their insurance. I don't feel its ethical for people to have to choose whether they want to live well and be in debt or to save money but allow their medical issues to be untreated.
sixicks

Con

Tax is not free.

It is physically impossible for healthcare to be free for tax-paying citizens even if it is publicised.
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Posted by Bremners 1 year ago
Bremners
Can I argue about "Free healthcare for certain US residents"? instead of "No free healthcare for all?"
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