Every time I hear “healthcare/education/college/housing/food/whatever is a human right,” I ask:
1. What goes in the category of “human rights,” and who decides? For health care, for example: is chemotherapy a human right? Are Band-Aids? What about cosmetic surgery? Does the answer change if the chemo patient was a lifelong smoker who developed lung cancer?
2. Who pays for the provision of the goods and services that are considered “human rights”?
3. Who produces, possibly coercively and forcibly, the goods and services that are considered “human rights”?