Should Health Care be a Fundamental Right?
Does government have an obligation to provide health care for all citizens?
Many countries include the right to health care in their constitutions. In these countries, certain benefits, like education and health care, are guaranteed as a right to their
citizens because they promote social welfare.
The World Health Organization, in its Constitution, attests to a right to the “highest attainable standard” of health
Even Pope Benedict XVI and other church leaders said it was the moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens, regardless of social and economic status or their ability to pay.