Some say that health care should not be a right automatically given to the people but rather a service that must be paid for. In a way they are correct but they miss one important point and that is the people of this country already pay for the service!
In a civilized country the citizens pay taxes that go into a general pool of funds. The money is then used to continue the quality of life to which the citizens wish to be come accustomed and is specified by their laws. In other words certain services are paid for and expected in return for their tax assessment.
One of the main points made during the founding of this country had to do with taxation and representation. We will not pay taxes if we are not represented in the laws and conversely if we are not represented in the laws then we should not have to pay taxes.
Naturally no one expects that every penny of every tax-payers money goes into a program that affects every citizen evenly but in the end we should all benefit proportionately.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is one of the most famous and beautiful parts of our Declaration of Independence.
That word 'life' is first and foremost in our minds and plays an important part in the health care issue at hand for without life nothing else would seem to matter much.
The point of my argument is simply that in this civilized country it must be the main job of our leaders to keep their bosses, the American people who pay their salaries healthy and happy. And a very important part of our happiness is to keep us free from pain and illness wherever possible. That means we must have health care available and at least in part paid for by a portion of our taxes.
Health care may not be a God given right but then again God has his own health care and he doesn't vote.