"Rights may be either positive or negative. A positive, or welfare, right would be the right to actually receive care. A negative right, or right of noninterference, would be the right not to encounter barriers in seeking care. Unlike most other advanced industrialized nations, the United States does not have a tradition of legally recognizing general welfare rights. Positive rights, therefore, exist only within limited circumstances.
Although the US Constitution does not grant any general welfare rights, there is one health care exception. Prisoners have the right under the 8th Amendment not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment; this right is violated when incarcerated people do not receive adequate health care.1"
The article is pretty short. Give it a read, then let's discuss. Is it right that the only people who have a constitutional right to health care are the people in prison? Is it right that some other people have government health care protection and not others (seniors, vets, poor people, etc?)
I mean, we take the 14th Amendment pretty seriously don't we? Hey, George W. Bush was appointed POTUS because of it. So talk to me. If it covers making sure that every vote in Florida gets re-counted or that none of them should, surly it covers every one in America getting equal access to government health care or no one should, yes?
If no, maybe Bob Ellis will take off his tin foil hat for a minute, put on his thinking cap instead, sharpen his pencil, and explain to us why.