Saturday, July 10, 2004

Health Care A Right?

Over @ Balloon-Juice is a post regarding recent trends by physicians to deny non-emergency care to trial lawyers and others associated with medical malpractice suits. Since health care is not a human right, doctors are correct in deciding not to treat lawyers. Even if this trend were to catch on, my opinion is that enough physicians would exist to still care for those previously refused care.

Some interesting reading on the subject, see here, here, and here.

I'd be interested in logical reasons for including health care is a 'right', eventhough it is not found in the Constitution and actually steps on the rights of health care providers if invoked. Please comment.