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The debate between two sides of the healthcare divide in the United States over whether or not healthcare is a right or a privilege has been raging for over a century. Do all U.S. citizens have a right to access healthcare, regardless of their position in a free market system? Or, as healthcare services are a limited resource requiring money to operate, is access to healthcare just like every other commodity—a privilege reserved for those who are competitive in the free market?
Issues in Healthcare: Arguments for Healthcare as a Right or Privilege. mhaonline. (n.d.). https://www.mhaonline.com/blog/healthcare-debates-right-or-privilege.