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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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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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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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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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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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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 Official account of #UnitedNations. Get latest information on the UN. Follow us on Instagram:

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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Bernie Sanders American politician

Health care in Denmark is universal, free of charge and high quality. Everybody is covered as a right of citizenship.
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Elizabeth Warren 28th united states senator from massachusetts (class 1)

Disease, sickness, and old age touch every family. Tragedy doesn't ask who you voted for. Health care is a basic human right.
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Kirsten Gillibrand United states senator from new york

Health care should be a right; it should never be a privilege. We should have Medicare for all in this country.
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Tedros Adhanom Director General of the World Health Organization

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
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Star Jones 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.
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Joseph Stiglitz Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

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.
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Jim Yong Kim 12th President of the @WorldBank Group. Working to end extreme poverty & boost shared prosperi

Achieving universal health coverage will make the world a more just and prosperous place.
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Jack Layton 1950-2011 | Leader, Canada's New Democrats (2003-2011)

Remember our proud history of social justice, universal health care, public pensions and making sure no one is left behind. Let's continue to move forward.
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Agnes Binagwaho 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.
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Dennis Kucinich Public servant, leader of integrity. Candidate for Ohio Governor. Extensive progressive platfo

Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance.
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Guy Ryder Director-General of the International Labour Organization - @ILO. Tweets by the Director-Gener

Health protection is central to decent work and must be a reality for all.
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Carissa F. Etienne From the Commonwealth of #Dominica. Director of @pahowho @opsoms #UniversalHealth #SaludUniver

Universal health coverage means healthier societies and communities, essential for sustainable growth and development.
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Jasmine Whitbread CEO of London First. Campaigning with business leaders to keep London the best capital in the

To end all preventable maternal and child deaths, the G7 must endorse universal health coverage.
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Peter Piot Belgian un official

Weak links in a health system are deadly fuel to pandemics. Universal health coverage fills gaps and strengthens our defenses.

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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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