Liberal senator says health care a ‘right’ not a ‘privilege’ — gets bold reality check from constituents

California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) took to her Twitter account Saturday to share her view that health care is not a “privilege” but rather a “right.”

“Here’s what I believe: health care is a right, not a privilege. RT if you agree,” she tweeted.

Here's what I believe: health care is a right, not a privilege. RT if you agree.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 18, 2017

The tweet comes as the nation continues to debate which direction the health care system in America should go. Republicans recently introduced a bill to replace Obamacare. They have pledged to replace Obamacare with a market-based solution.

Democrats, on the other hand, continue to push for a health care system similar to the socialist systems found in Europe. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) regularly pushed for a single-payer, Medicare-like system.

Still, though, health care is not a legal right in America, like it is in many other first world countries. That’s mostly because simply declaring it a right doesn’t solve the problem of who would pay for everyone to have the care — since health care, after all, costs money.

Harris’ constituents were quick to inform her of that fact on Twitter:

@KamalaHarris @SarahThyre are you going to pay for it? I will send you the bill to my right

— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) March 19, 2017

Guns are in the Bill of Rights, but they aren't one. The right to have others pay for your health care is not, but is a right? @KamalaHarris

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 19, 2017

@KamalaHarris I mean, you also think infrastructure spending is a right so….

— Brandon Whitehill (@bwhitehill27) March 18, 2017

@KamalaHarris @drobinsonjd What kind of health care? How much? Define the "right." And a right as against whom? States? Feds?

— acaseth (@acasethchandler) March 18, 2017

Health care is between an individual and her doctor. You have no right to take my money go pay for your "right".@KamalaHarris

— PBS=Pravda Guerrilla (@FoundersSeceded) March 19, 2017

@KamalaHarris Everyone has "the right" to purchase health care. You don't have the "privilege" of forcing me to pay for YOURS.

— CK (@grannygethealth) March 19, 2017

@KamalaHarris Any constitutional basis for your belief about the right of health care?

— Arqahn (@Arqahn) March 18, 2017

@KamalaHarris @christineyhsd I believe housing is a right, & large bank accounts. How can I get ppl to support my belief? Where's it end?

— Brent Monday (@Global_Occupant) March 18, 2017

@KamalaHarris @MDaware Please explain who should pay for this right. Or must I provide it for free?

— Pam Bensen, MD (@icd10MD) March 19, 2017

TheBlaze’s Matt Walsh had just one question for Harris: If health care is a “right,” doesn’t it apply to unborn babies, too?

Are the unborn included in this or nah? https://t.co/V1K8Sbprf5

— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 19, 2017


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