Is health care an inalienable right, or a service to be purchased? If my kidneys failed, why can I go into a hospital and receive dialysis to save my life when I have no way to pay the bill? The hospital and the taxpayers eat the cost to save my life. I also need water to survive, but if I don’t pay my water bill the city will shut off my utilities.
Imagine going into a grocery store and filling your cart with food. You explain to the checkout clerk that you can’t pay for it, but she needs to give you the food anyway because you’re starving and you’ll die without the food. You explain that you don’t qualify for food stamps. Will she let you walk out with the food?
Why is access to health care any different than buying food, paying your water bill, or hiring someone to fix the brakes on your car?