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Letter: Right to health care implied in Constitution
First Published Jan 11 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 12 2014 10:03 am

Lynn Price ("No right to health care," Forum, Jan. 5) asserts that "Nobody has a right to health care."

I would refer her to these words in the Declaration of Independence:

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

I believe that implicit in those words are the right to health care, since your life and your happiness depend on your health.

Kermit Heid

Salt Lake City




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