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Obama reiterates: Health care is a right

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By Doug Powers  •  September 26, 2013 01:12 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

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Isn’t it strange how some of the same people who don’t see the right to bear arms in the Constitution do see a right to health care?

President Obama escaped beltway politics by a mile or so today to deliver an address lauding the coming of Obamacare and the “right” contained therein:

Traveling to Prince George’s Community College just outside the Capital Beltway, Obama made a moral argument, as well as an economic one, for legislation that will help define his domestic record for history. He said health insurance is now a “right” in the United States, not a benefit available only to those who can afford it.

“In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick,” Obama told a friendly audience at the college in Largo. “In the United States, health care is not a privilege for the fortunate few, it is a right.”

How many “rights” have to be mandated? For example, we have the “right” to free speech, but if a law were passed mandating we must speak or face a penalty, it ceases to be a right and comes to resemble something more like tyranny. It’s a shame so many can’t or won’t tell the difference.

There was also this:

For many who liked their health care plan, they don’t have to do anything as a result of Obamacare… except try and find new plans.

Update:

Here’s video of the part of the speech where Obama said “health care is a right”:

If Obamacare isn’t allowed to be implemented it will burden businesses and families? Is it “opposite day” or something?

**Written by Doug Powers

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  • bsinc1962

    “In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick,”

    No but now I’m going to go broke so that some slug can get what I’ve always paid for for free.

  • Brian

    At what point does the GOP go on the offensive ? How about commercials with a father taking a credit from his hungover discheveled son who is standing in the middle of his parent’s trashed house? ADULT SUPERVISION has arrived ! “We trusted you son but you maxed out our credit cards, distroyed our credit rating, and ruined our reputation in the neighborhood. Hand over all the credit cards, and by the way we’re cutting your allowance until such time that start understanding that money doesn’t grow on trees.”

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