Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
Having access to affordable healthcare should be a right for everyone - that I agree on - but rich people always get "better" than everyone else at everything. Homes, cars, food, schools, etc etc etc.
Your making a case for a positive right though, not a basic right. But you're right, the rich have everything better. That's just an unavoidable fact of life.
I think a more accurate way of calling access to affordable healthcare, is one has a right to get it on their own—not at someone else's expense. That's just what liberty would allow. Liberty is a natural right at least here. The latter has never been a right. Unless one is a socialist. It intrudes on someone else's natural rights.
The market can and does do a better job of delivering affordable health care. Prices on hi tech eventually come down but not when the govt interferes attempting to make it affordable. That winds up driving up costs. If the govt takes over, then you just get poorer quality, waits and lines. That is not more access. People die in govt healthcare systems, socialist healthcare systems and market systems. There's no way of achieving a perfect system.