This is a re-post of a comment on Atleus' blog
(Someone mentioned something about healthcare being a fundamental human right.)
How is healthcare a fundamental human right? I am aware that that sounds really good, but answer a few questions for me. Aren't the processes of medical discovery, medical device manufacture, and medical treatment the results of human effort? If you and I have the fundamental right to benefit from their labor, do they have any fundamental human rights? Do you ever stop to think about what the words "fundamental" and "rights" mean?