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A 36-year-old female asked:

why are so many against obama's healthcare plan? healthcare for all should be a basic human right, not just if you have $, so why the opposition?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Many concerns: It's hard to answer succinctly but some common concerns include both that the affordable care act didn't go far enough (for example, didn't provide universal health coverage0 and that it went too far (required everyone to obtain health coverage). There's also a lot of disagreement about how some of the changes will be paid for and whether the cost of healthcare will increase or decrease.
Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 35 years experience
Actually, rights are inherently based on preventing actions of others (e.g. I have the right to be free of harm by another). Rights cannot be conferred to force others to do things (e.g. take money from people using the police force of the state). Healthcare is a service, not a right. This is a simple philosophical principle.
Aug 30, 2012
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Political position: The opposition has decided that the best strategy to try and retake the White House in 2016 is to oppose anything proposed by the administration. This includes the ACA which they have termed Obamacare. Many opposed it before it was published and they could not have read it at that time This remains the current strategy for all proposals from this administration.

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