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Health Care as a Right

The Critics Prove Obamacare Is Right for the Nation

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

On August 7, 2013, I had a letter to the editor published in USA Today on Obamacare, aka the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (ACA). I w...

Abortion, Obamacare, Medicare: Why Romney Is Unqualified to Be President

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

To be certain, Romney's statement that the Affordable Care decimating the Medicare program as we know it is completely and utterly false! So what is left for undecided voters with less than two weeks to go before the election?

Romney Wants to Sacrifice Our Health to Become President

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The person we want in the White House is the one who will not sacrifice our health to get there. The answer for who that person should be could not be any clearer now.

The Supreme Court's Health Law Cases -- Is Health Care 'Happiness'?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The Declaration of Independence declares life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to be inalienable rights. In 1943, FDR proposed a 'Second Bill o...

The Supreme Court and Health Care as a Right

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Isn't this a right that should never be tossed aside for any citizen of the United States? Consequently, shouldn't the Supreme Court provide us an indication that this notion exists as part of its decisions on the cases before it?

The 'Odd Couple' -- Steve Jobs and Health Care as a Right for All

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Since before the 2008 Democratic convention, I have written that health care should be a right for all Americans. Mind you, not in a legal or constit...

Another 'Victory' for Obama's Health Care Law?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

All the hoopla and media coverage regarding Obama's jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on September 8 shadowed two federal appeals court decisions rendered the same day, Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius, and Liberty University v. Geithner.

The Individual Mandate Must Be Kept Constitutional

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The core issue for the 11th Circuit was whether requiring Americans to purchase health insurance from a private company without time limits was an activity that "substantially (affected) interstate commerce".

'Jelloesque': Word du Jour for Cutting Health Benefits in Debt Ceiling Talks

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

In ticking down down to the fail-safe date of Aug. 2, House Majority Leader John Boehner described in recent days the negotiations surrounding raising...

The Debt Ceiling and Health Care as a Right

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Juxtaposing the present negotiations on the debt ceiling with health care as a right displays a fecundity of thought that may well assist in the presently ongoing divide between slashing entitlements and raising revenues. Here's how.

The Budget Battle: A Right to Health Care vs. the War "Corporation"

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

An overwhelming amount has now been written in the pages of HuffPost about Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposed budget plan, so any additional words here ca...

Affordable Care Act and Interstate Commerce: What's Missing

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Earlier this week, United States District Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida (Pensacola) ruled the mandate to require all American...

If Gun Ownership is a Right Then What Is Health Care, Chopped Liver?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Shouldn't being healthy be given the same pedestal as gun ownership?

The 'Phoenix' of Health Care Reform: The Public Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

What these fourteen senators are now proposing with the public option is health care reform's phoenix. Or, to put it another way, the final chapter on the public option has yet to be written.

Health Care Reform: It is Now or Never

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Health care affects every single American, perhaps like no other area of human existence.

Health Care Reform -- The Battle Has Just Begun

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

All Americans must know that the (American) way to create competition in the private market is to have a public offering -- a choice among choices.

Health Care: Is it a Right or . . . Is It a Commodity?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

We pay for water through various governmental and municipal sources, so why not the same for health care?

The Moral Imperative: Health Care as an American Right

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

However we look at health care, one thing is certain: health care is universal to each and every human being in this country, regardless of power, position, gender, race or ethnicity.

Why Isn't Health Care a Right?

Kate Southwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Southwood

So if America is already spending more on health care than anyone else and if America's health care technology is second-to-none, why isn't health care a fundamental right?

Health Care and Its Reform: A Right vs. A Service?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

President Obama should declare health care a service for all Americans rather than a right.

Is Health Care a Right and Should It Be?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Why should health care be a right? After all, it is not written in our Constitution that it is an inalienable right; it is not contained in the Bill of Rights either.