Letter: Access To Healthcare A Human Right

The right wing loves the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” ideology. They rail about the “nanny state” and condemn the poor for accepting food stamps, the government for issuing assistance, and anything else they can condemn the government, the poor and the working class for.

I look at the Tea Party crowd, and I don’t see people who look like billionaires; they look like people who are foolish enough to do the bidding for giant corporations and billionaires and at their own expense. I see people who are either on Medicare, Medicaid or are freeloading healthcare off the rest of us. When these characters complain about losing their liberty and freedom, what they’re really grumbling about is losing the right to stick us with their uninsured/unpaid medical bills. These people are freeloaders, and I’m thrilled Obamacare will encourage them to pay their own way. (It will not force them as there is no penalty for not paying the “tax.”)

Finally, my country has joined the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that access to healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege for the wealthy.

Nancy Tanner