Nancy Pelosi is not one of my favorite politicians. Today she made my blood boil. In an interview, she had the audacity to state that healthcare is not a privilege; healthcare is a right.
As far as I know, healthcare is not listed in the constitution or included in the bill of rights. It is not a right. Yet Ms. Pelosi has either the arrogance or the ignorance to assert that it is.
If healthcare is a right, then Uncle Sam needs to be providing it to all of us in the US — and I would then be able to save the thousands of dollars a year that I pay for the privilege of healthcare.
Yes, healthcare is a mess. It is too expensive, too cumbersome, and too much of a hassle. But redefining it as a “right” will not solve the problem; it will only make people demand their right to have it — for free.