Miss USA backtracks from ‘privilege’ comment, says healthcare is a right

After facing significant resistance for claiming that healthcare is a libertyon national television, the recently crowned Miss USA is rotating from her stance. Now, Kara McCullough argues healthcare is a right.

While been speaking with Good Morning America ‘ s Michael Strahan on Tuesday, McCullough elucidated her statements, justifying,” Having a hassle, I have to look at health care like it is a liberty .”

” I am privileged to have healthcare and I do believe that it should be a right ,” McCullough also said.” And I hope and pray is progress that healthcare is a right for all worldwide .”

This is a turn from the answer she opened at the Miss USA parade on Saturdaywhen she was asked ifaffordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a liberty .” Then, McCullough, who also said she wasn’t a feminist, responded, Im definitely going to say its a liberty. As a government employee, I am granted healthcare and I see first-hand that for one to have healthcare, you have to have occupations. So, therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that were given the opportunity to have healthcare as well as occupations to all American citizens worldwide.

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Shortly after illuminating her announcements on Good Morning America , people on Twitter, as they do, began to respond. Republicans were enraged, complaining that” the radical media” compelled her to “back down.” Some even suggested that her treetop would have been invalidated unless she changed her mind.

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Meanwhile, some felt that Miss USA still absence tendernes for Americans who cannot access basic healthcare coverage.

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The ongoing debate causes a greater question about the U.S.’s current healthcare situation.After passing through the House, GOP senators are working to rework the American Health Care Act( ACHA ), aka “Trumpcare,” which would repeal the Affordable Care Act. As it stands, ACHA could leave millions without healthcare at all, and many more with unaffordable optionsespecially wives, the elderly, and those with state-defined preexisting conditions.

H/ T BuzzFeed News

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