Reason #16: Health Care is a Right

John McCain thinks health care is a responsibility.  Barack Obama thinks health care is a right.

We agree: health care should be a right held by all.  Access to health care should be something that all citizens of this wealthy country have irrespective of their income.  Health care is something that we can and must do better on asap.

Need help reading between the lines of the two candidates’ health plans?  Once again, Alternet has a great guide–the Progressive Voter Guide to Health Care that lays out Obama and McCain’s positions on the following topics: quality health care for all; obesity; information technology; Medicaid; Medicare; prescription drugs; gender-based health disparities; HIV/AIDS; veterans’ health; and, reproductive health and family planning.

Still can’t get enough? Try out Stand Up for Health Care, a great website that lets you compare the two candidates’ plans side by side.

Health care matters for everyone: for children and elders, for men and for women.  Yes, women.  We’re talking to you, John McCain.  In the last debate, we were aghast at McCain’s snarling dismissal of “women’s health” (his air quotes, not ours).  What? Are you serious?  Just one more reason why Obama clearly won all three debates—what we call in hockey a hat trick.

Speaking of women’s health, see the great coverage of women’s issues at Feminists for Obama, including some powerful videos.

Hockey Moms for Obama stand firmly with Senator Barack Obama on health care.  Know who else does?  The American Nurses Association, the group Doctors for Obama, and, increasingly, all sorts of conservative Republicans, from Christopher Buckley to Colin Powell.  Welcome to the Obama-Biden team, gentlemen, you’re in good company here!

–Carole, mother of two healthy children who has her pediatrician’s phone number memorized….just in case, Gunbarrel, Colorado

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One Response to “Reason #16: Health Care is a Right”

  1. Hockey » Brandon Wong Named ECAC Hockey Player Of The Week Says:

    […] Reason #16: Health Care is a RightJust one more reason why Obama clearly won all three debates—what we call in hockey a hat trick. We stand firmly with Obama on health care. Know who else does? The American Nurses Association, the group Doctors for Obama, and, … […]

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