Is there an ethical right to health care? If so, what are the practical consequences of concluding that this ethical right exists?

I believe so but not too sure

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  1. It is the question. Consider the biblical story of the Good Samaritan. How many passed by the injured and beaten man before the good samaritan provided for his care?
    Consider what Doctors without Borders tries to do, and the impediments put in their way.
    Consider Medicaid and congress putting funding limits that will prevent all from getting care, that is one of the big debates right now in the US.

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  2. These two quotes prove that the U.S. has an ethical obligation to provide health care for everyone.

    The Declaration of Independence states that we have the right to "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

    The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution states, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
    Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
    common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings
    of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
    Constitution for the United States of America."

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    Ms. Sue
  3. I think the ethical principle called "utilitarianism" applies to your question. This is a long article (and a good one), but the introduction part will explain the principle. Do you think it applies?

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