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  48 months ago

What's Your Opinion (AU): The most recent Miss USA pageant winner stated that health care is a privilege not a right - what do you think about this?

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Our question this week is: The most recent Miss USA pageant winner stated that health care is a privilege not a right - what do you think about this?

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  48 months ago
After talking to my sister in the USA this morning about the healthcare system they have over there I'd say we are both privileged to have such a good system here and given the fact that Australia has free public hospitals for all and has had for man years and they treat all comers I would also so it is a right that we shoudl have regardless off what the Government says about trying to streamline it and make the States pay for more off the funding.
Queensland used to have the best free hospital system in Australia, paid for by the takings off the Golden Casket a government owned company that sold casket tickets to the masses, using the profits too pay for the public hospital system. Medicare started and the Federal Government said no more free hospital for Queenslanders you cannot fund it from the casket company we are going too help you and it has gone downhill from there.
From what my sister says I only hope our illustrious Treasury Scott Morrison doesn't try and implement the system that the USA has for their Medicare $140 a month because even those who retire still have to pay money towards the upkeep off their Medicare which has 4 different levels, A for doctors, B for hospitals, C and D for drugs not sure what C is for my sister could not remember. Even the Social Security System is more complicated. she is lucky she worked over there for so long as her first employer who she worked for for many years will pick up some off her and her husbands bills under their health fund.
So next time you feel like complaining about our hospital/healthcare system or doctors or even the cost off medication remember it could be worse so it is more a privilege under those circumstances.


  48 months ago
Health care is a right.


  48 months ago
I believe health care is a right and not a privilege.... we are a tax paying country and therefore health care should be a first priority for our Governments, after all it is being funded by the tax payer.


  48 months ago
Health care is a right for every human being..But with all commercializing healthcare is advertised as a privilege..Developed countries are privileged to have a good feasible plans to take care of health but some developing countries still need to wait for developed countries to send care and donated medicines to survive..Its quite sad how people on the same world are divided
But USA is far from being a 3rd world country to think that health care is only a privilege.Its sad that the youth feel this way


  48 months ago
Health is a basic need like education or food. Health care is a right every citizen should have and have access too regardless of their status in life, not just for those who can afford it.


  48 months ago
To answer that question, we first need to have an understanding of what healthcare is. Around the world it takes different forms and it is very hard to 'lump' it all under one heading.
A sturdy basis for any country is a healthy population. Tax-payer or not, each resident/population can only flourish at optimum health. Is every country in the world setup well enough to provide adequate healthcare? No.
However it is a human right to have access to healthcare if and where it matter how adequate that care is. Are richer countries privileged with their advanced medical centres and facilities? Yes, they are...but not all the residents can afford those services.
Even less civilised societies have their form of bush-doctors or medicine men...or even a local herbalist. Basic healthcare comes in many shapes and forms. Do we have a RIGHT to expect some form of assistance when we need it? Yes we do...but 'advanced' healthcare will still remain the PRIVILEGE of the the rich and those lucky enough to live close enough to facilities.


  48 months ago
Definitely a right. A privilege is something that is wonderful to have, but you don't absolutely need. Everyone, regardless of their circumstances, needs basic health care.


  48 months ago
I believe healthcare should be available too everybody, no matter what their finacial situation wealthy or non wealthy, ethnic background etc. Its a basic human necessity and right too recieve quality health care no matter what.


  48 months ago
Personally I think everyone has a right to access healthcare no matter what there circumstances may be.


  48 months ago
It's a right but not one currently available to everyone due to its cost. Everyone should have access to some form of health care, regardless of wealth, race, class, age, preference l or culture.
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