18 Sep '13, 3am

[Tan Lip Hong & Paul Tambyah]: The ideals of universal healthcare and individual freedom are very closely linked...

[Tan Lip Hong & Paul Tambyah]: The ideals of universal healthcare and individual freedom are very closely linked...

that universal healthcare will restrict individual freedom (Why we should say no to universal healthcare ). This is not true. In fact, the ideals of universal healthcare and individual freedom are closely linked to each other. The SDP is of the view that healthcare is a human right, not a commodity to be purchased and sold. A universal healthcare system ensures that all citizens have equal access to preventative and curative care, and protects them, especially the poor, from the vagaries associated with a profit-driven system . (For an in-depth look at how a profit-making healthcare system endangers the health of the poor, please read SDP's National Healthcare: Caring For All Singaporeans .) The SDP has long been a firm defender of the fundamental freedoms of speech, assembly and association. Having a system that ensures that all citizens have a voice by respecting individ...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/publ/perspectives/universal_healthcare...

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