Promote the general welfare to ourselves and our posterity: the founding documents of the United States and the nation's health care debate.

@article{Bengtsson2011PromoteTG,
  title={Promote the general welfare to ourselves and our posterity: the founding documents of the United States and the nation's health care debate.},
  author={Bengt-Ola S Bengtsson},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={249-55}
}
A recent on-line discussion asked whether healthcare for Americans is a constitutional right or a privilege. One can debate whether one can extract a legal right to healthcare from the Declaration of Independence depending on whether one sees it is a philosophical or as a legal document. The Constitution of the United States of America lists "promote the… CONTINUE READING