The Universal Declaration of Human Rights specifies health care is a human right
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights specifies health care is a human right:
“Article 25 – 1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
Health care is a vital defense of human life as well as self-worth. Undoubtedly, it is more than a necessity; it is a fundamental human right, a vital defense of human life as well as self-worth. I believe health care should not depend on where one is employed, how much is in their bank account, or where they live. If there is a right to life, then there is a right to health.
First, in 1943, President Roosevelt proposed a ‘Second Bill of Rights’ that included: “The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health”. Our constant teaching that each human life must be protected and human dignity promoted leads us to insist that all people have a right to health care. A US census bureau report suggested that in 2017, 8.8 percent of people, or 28.5 million, did not have health insurance at any point during the year.