The Affordable Care Act: The Human Rights Violation for Liberals

Published on Dissident Voice, by Peter Breschard, May 7, 2014.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Unalienable Rights. Self-evident Rights. You might say the modern definition of Human Rights springs directly from that unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. You probably wouldn’t be given much of an argument.  

President Obama on healthcare. “Well, I think it should be a right for every American.” Obviously healthcare as a right isn’t self-evident to President Obama.

Let’s make this all very simple. Healthcare is a Human Right self-evident to most of the world. Healthcare is as much of a Human Right as Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This self-evident fact might not be evident to President Obama and his ilk, but that does not mitigate their Human Rights violation.

What is Slavery, if not a Human Rights violation? A human being is commoditized and their right to Liberty is forcibly taken from them and sold in the marketplace. Slaves are perpetrators of no crime but, often legally within a state, their right to Liberty is bought and sold like so many shares of stock.

What is it called when a person’s self-evident Human Right to Healthcare is bought and sold? Certainly not slavery, since that’s when the Human Right of Liberty is bought and sold. Murder is when Life is taken for no justifiable reason. And the ability to deny a human being the right to dream has yet to become marketable.

We don’t know what crime to call the “for-profit” healthcare system in the United States, where the ability to ease pain is withheld until a certain price is met. “Pay or die” comes very close to the situation at hand. Simple extortion. The protection racket. The most base terrorism. The AMA. The for-profit medical insurance business.

And that’s where the Human Rights violation for President Obama and the rest of the Affordable Care Act’s supporters comes in. The ACA, at its core, is a funding mechanism for the present corrupt for-profit healthcare system … //

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