Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Debate

We watched the debate last night, and I have one thing that is eating at me. I know I went into the debate with preconceived notions - knowing who I am voting for, etc. So this opinion is obviously biased - but I wonder if anyone sees this the way I do?

When the candidates were asked whether health care was a right, a responsibility or a privilege, Obama responded that it was a right, and shared the story of his mother in the hospital fighting about coverage.

She was receiving care, wasn't she? The question was paying for it, but she was receiving the care. The question is - is the access to FREE or "affordable" health care a right? I don't think it is one of those things guaranteed in the Constitution.

As I said, I'm biased - I know that.

(Spoken by a woman who has health care benefits and is very glad about it!)

1 comment:

Shasta said...

I'm biased too, but in the other direction. :)