“The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.”
-National Health Service (NHS), UK
Begin with the idea that everyone is entitled to healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay.
It’s July 2014, and the U.S. is debating access to birth control. Again. Our current debate revolves around the Supreme Court ruling yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case. The owners of Hobby Lobby believe that some contraceptives (morning-after pills and IUDs) cause abortion. That they believe is all that matters, in the opinion of SCOTUS; medical science has no role here. These contraceptives actually prevent pregnancy, hence they are called “contraceptives.”