This seems to be the pivotal question for the healthcare debate today which is dumb.
I DON'T believe universal healthcare is a right, I just think it's a GOOD IDEA.
The whole point of insurance is to have as large a population as possible participating so as to blunt the impact of a tragedy to any one individual. What could be a larger population than all of the United States?
Moreover I would ask: Isn't making a profit on the failing health of others immoral? Especially in a gambling format?
A universal healthcare system would not only save lives it would save some souls as well.