Is healthcare an inalienable human right?
"Yes! Well, to an extent. For the most part, our need for healthcare is out of our control; accidents happen, you can’t control cancer and other such ailments. You can, however, control some aspects of your health. Americans should be responsible for their own health and should take adequate measures to stay healthy; take the stairs, get your polio vaccine, wash your hands, etc. After doing your part to stay healthy, then the government should step in to regulate and help with health coverage."
How should the government be involved in regulating healthcare?
"It shouldn’t. Healthcare should be provided by the private sector. Sure, universal healthcare provided by the government would be nice, but there are more advantages to healthcare through private businesses. For example, instead of one blanket of coverage that would hopefully cover most people’s conditions, Americans could find a company that covers exactly what they need. The competition of competing insurance companies would drive costs down and benefits up. This is where the government should step in, to prevent monopolies in the healthcare world."
Should healthcare be the number one priority for the President and Congress at the moment?
"Yes. Because attempts to repeal Obamacare before Trumpcare has been passed create a heathcare-less, uncovered gap. I don’t think we should repeal Obamacare until a new plan was finished and supported, this would have act as a failsafe. If the President and Congress feel so strongly about getting rid of Obamacare, they should offer a better solution before they tear it apart. "