Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, came out as a Hillary Supporter supporter the course of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Now that President Donald Trump is in office, he is dissatisfied and now has begun to voice his opinions on health care reform.
Cuban spoke with a reporter Nicholas Ballasy and explained that he things there is nothing better than implementing a nationalized, single payer healthcare. In a flurry of conflicting opinions, he does not thing that hospitals should be run by the government, but he does thing that health care is a basic right that should be provided by the government. Trump Care or Obama Care, according to Cuban, just skirts around the issue that health care is a basic right for all citizens.
From Young Conservatives:
A right is something available equally to all citizens, something that can’t be taken away by government. But it is also something that isn’t granted by government. In the American tradition, a right is something given to individuals by God, not government. And, since a right is something that does not require action by others to be fulfilled, therein lies the rub when it comes to health care.
If health care became a right, it would require the labor of doctors, nurses, and other care providers. Therefore, we would essentially turn healthcare providers into slaves of the state, forcing them to care for people despite their personal desires and feelings on the matter. After all, if it is our right to get health care, how can any doctor refuse us?