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Regular readers can probably guess my thoughts on this one. One way I like to think about this question is even if we agree that “health-care” (however you define it) is a right, how do you deal with a situation where an innovator discovers an incredibly expensive yet perfectly successful way to treat a major disease (e.g. a cure for diabetes). Suppose that the cure, initially, costs over $1,000,000 per treatment. Does everyone instantly have a right to that treatment?That would be hard to argue in the affirmative, even if, as many people like to argue, “health care is different.”

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