TV doctor-turned-Senate nominee Mehmet Oz once said that uninsured Americans do not have a “right to health,” according to a recently resurfaced video from 2013.
Oz, now the Republican nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania Speaking at the National Governors Association On the topic of “personal and governmental responsibility” when he explained his explicit belief that “health” is a right only for those who can afford insurance.
Oz was attempting to pitch to governors on a concept where local Health providers would host affordable 15-minute screenings “in festival-like settings” for people who did not have insurance.
Although Oz said the idea was to give uninsured Americans a way to “crawl back out of the abyss, out of the dark, out of fear of not needing their health, and give them an opportunity,” he said that he thought there was a limit. How much care they deserved.
“They don’t have a right to health, but they do have a right to have that health,” Oz told governors.
the independent was confused Oz’s comments, noting that “It’s you”It is not clear how” he reconciles saying that Americans do not have a “right to health” with the notion that they have a right to “access” health care.
The newspaper also thought How an uninsured person would benefit from those 15-minute physical activities.
“If a doctor finds out that a person has a disease, it will still leave the person with no option – other than taking on massive medical debt – to seek treatment, and under the burden of not knowing. with that they are sick,” Greg Graziosi of the paper wrote.
Adding to the confusion, Oz was at the time publicly endorsing health insurance mandates and promoting Obamacare, according to CNN,
Oz Campaign did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
However, several Twitter users had what amounted to “healthy” contempt for his 2013 statement.