When The Rockefeller Foundation first began its work to advance universal health coverage, it seemed to many to be a pipedream. Today, we are truly inspired to see how rapidly support for universal health coverage has grown, including its recent recognition in the Sustainable Development Goals. Universal health coverage is key to building resilient health systems that make both people and planet h...See More
I think it [health care] should be a right for every American. In a country as wealthy as ours, for us to have people who are going bankrupt because they can't pay their medical bills -- for my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition ...See More
[H]ealth is not a consumer good, but rather a universal right, and therefore access to health care services cannot be a privilege.
Health care, especially at the most basic level, is indeed denied in many parts of the world... Access to health care services, treatment and medicines remains a mirage. The poorest are unable to pay and are excluded from hospital services, even the most essential p...See More
For me, universal coverage is an ethical issue. Do we want our fellow citizens to die because they are poor? Or millions of families to fall into poverty because they lack financial risk protection? These are very important questions.
As you know, today more than 400 million people lack access to essential health services and 40% of the world’s population lack social protection.
These people...See More
American lawyer, television personality and writer
African-American women die much more frequently from heart disease-related issues. You want to know why? Because we don't have the same access. That's why making sure that affordable care is available to all women is my priority.
As the gap between rich and poor keeps growing and part-time jobs become more common, we must strengthen the social safety net. Universal health coverage would give essential protection, and needs to be part of every society.
Vice Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical
Governments have everything to gain when they prioritize human health – it is an investment. I am hopeful for global progress because universal health coverage has been included in the Sustainable Development Goals.
In school, we were taught that the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified in 1791, and collectively they form our Bill of Rights... Rights are not about giving you something for free; they are about protecting natural liberties from those who would take them away from you. For instance, the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. It does not however, say that you get gun...See More
EIC https://t.co/Jd8PhAEM3i, syndicated radio host and columnist, host of "The Ben Shapiro Sho
Morally, you have no right to demand medical care of me. I may recognize your necessity and offer charity; my friends and I may choose to band together and fund your medical care. But your necessity does not change the basic math: Medical care is a service and a good provided by a third party...
[M]edical care is a commodity, and treating it otherwise is foolhardy. To make a commodity cheaper a...See More
American politician, ophtalmologist, and united states senator from kentucky
With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have to realize what that implies. It's not an abstraction. I'm a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery...
You’re saying you believe in taking and extracting from another person. Our founding documents were very clear about this. You have a right to pur...See More