Miss USA spoke for many Americans when she said healthcare isn’t a right – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

A beauty queen may not be the most authoritative source when it comes to healthcare. Then again, the president of the United States, who is seeking a far-reaching overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, is a former beauty-pageant owner.

So we probably shouldn’t be surprised that the person who has most clearly articulated America’s core philosophical belief when it comes to healthcare is our newly crowned Miss USA, Kara McCullough.

She was asked at this week’s celebration of swimsuits, evening gowns and womanhood whether she thought “affordable healthcare for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege.”

“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” the 25-year-old answered without hesitation. After getting pounded on social media, she reversed course the next day, telling an interviewer that “I am privileged to have healthcare and I do believe that it should be a right.”

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