Is health care a right or a privilege?

Posted May 10, 2010, at 3:56 p.m.

In one Republican gubernatorial debate, the candidates were asked whether they believe access to health care (or health insurance) is a right of a privilege. What do you think? Should all Americans be able to have some support for medical treatment? Or should

health care only exist for those willing to pay for it or earn through a job? Or does the question represent a false choice? Regardless of right or privilege, can the argument be made that the nation is wealthy enough to offer this benefit to all?