Student Name & ID number: HUYNH LE KIM HA – L9922528
Date due 09/05/2013
Word count: 665 – Time: 1h40’
Paper title: Critical Response to William Liberal and Jacob G. Hornberger on free health care
Health care is one of the most important issues for every country and how the health care system should be organized has still caused a lot of controversy around the world, especially in America. William Liberal points out in his article “All Americans have a right to free health care”, published in Left Coast Times in 2012 that free health provided for all Americans is a praiseworthy idea. Jacob G.Hornberger, on the other hand, claims in his article, “Health care is not a right”, published on The Future of Freedom Foundation website in 2009 that free health care is not likely a good solution. This essay will critically respond to the authors’ main arguments.
William asserts that the right to health care should be considered as a civil right which was described in the Declaration of Independence that people all have the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Moreover, he argues that health and happiness are positively correlated and hence it seems to be reasonable to support the free health care system. In contrast, Jacob offers different perspective on this issue as he contends that those rights described in the Declaration of Independence is not the means to force someone to sustain or improve others’ lives.
However, there are several problems with William’s arguments. On this world, nothing is considered to be free at all, which means that something else should have to be exchanged for such free things. Therefore, the answer of the question that how the government can generate the revenue to pay for the national health care might cause people who support for free health care system to change their mind. Logically, it might be suggested that the government can solve these problems by...
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