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Margaret Chan Former Director-General of the World Health Organization

UHC [universal health coverage] is the ultimate expression of fairness and one of the most powerful social equalizers among all policy options.
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Ted Kennedy American politician

It [universal health care] has never been merely a question of policy; it goes to the heart of my belief in a just society.
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Judith Rodin Philanthropist

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
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Paul Farmer American physician

So I can't show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.
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Rod Blagojevich Former Governor of Illinois

Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
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Barack Obama Former President of United States of America

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
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Jimmy Kimmel American television host

No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.
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Donald J. Trump President of the USA

I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one … We must have universal healthcare …We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan.
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Pope Francis Current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

[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
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United Nations International organization

Everyone has the right to a standard of living proper for the health and well-being of the individual and his family, which includes medical care.

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Ronald Reagan Former US president

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.
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John Campbell Former US Representative

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
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Ben Shapiro 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
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Rand Paul 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
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Charles Krauthammer Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller - Things That Matter, now in paperback. https://t.c

If you believe that health care is a public good to be guaranteed by the state, then a single-payer system is the next best alternative. Unfortunately, it is fiscally unsustainable without rationing.
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Ron Paul American politician and physician

You have a right to your life and you have a right to your liberty and you have a right to keep what you earn in a free country... You do not have the right to services or things.

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