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The purpose of this post is to discuss if healthcare is a right or privilege and what role, if any, the government should play. I believe that basic healthcare is a right and all preventative services, medically necessary procedures, and prescriptions should be covered under a not-for- profit, single-payer healthcare system. Ensuring that all Americans have access to quality healthcare would be a big long-term positive investment for our country. Cost should not be a barrier to healthcare. The American healthcare system is in a crisis. Unlike every other industrialized nation, we don’t guarantee healthcare for everyone, only healthcare for everyone that can pay. Conyers writes, “ Every other country in the industrialized world has adopted a not-for-profit health care system because they realized that for-profit systems were too costly, complex, unfair, bureaucratic, and inefficient — bad for the people and bad for the economy” (2008). All of these

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