The Corner

Re: The “Right” to Health Care

Mark Levin makes an important point. When Senator Obama and co. talk about the “right” to this or the “right” to that, a “right” means little more than a pretext for a vast government bureaucracy. If there is a “right to health care,” it’s routinely abused in socialized systems. Mark’s line was nicely summarized by the Chief Justice of Canada in this 2005 Supreme Court decision:

Access to a waiting list is not access to health care.

Or, in Levin terms, the “right to health care” is the right to be put on a waiting list.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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