I believe healthcare is a human right: "In a broad sense, what are the basic human rights? The knee-jerk answer from the American experience is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Bill of Rights reflects these principles: freedom of speech and the right to bear arms fall under the “liberty” category; fear from excessive bail and unusual punishment allow for the pursuit of happiness. Yet, as I tread further into my medical training, I realize that health care is interchangeable with the right to life. Preventing a person from accessing the medical system is condemning them to death."Anna Zelivianskaia, is an M.D. Candidate 2016, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine See link for full opinion:http://www.pnhp.org/news/2015/march/the-importance-of-health-to-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness. Our Bill of Rights talks about equality but there is none in healthcare. Although we do not have equality in our country, we have the ideal and we used to be aiming for it. As far as the Constitution goes, it is a couple of centuries old. It could not possibly address all the concerns of modern times. It is high time we updated the Constitution to reflect the complexities of current day and stop using it has a club to beat down reforms. If you care about the one earth and its people, then you would naturally care about the health of the planet, our home, and ALL of its inhabitants. The narrow mindedness, short sighted, self involved, closed hearted response that the welfare and health of our planet and its people is not your concern or the concern of governments is incredibly unconscious and blind. Ultimately, each persons well being is inextricably linked to the health of the planet and its ecosystems. Why would you not want everyone to have equal access to healthcare? If all of the worlds water and air is poisoned, to where will you escape? Furthermore, single payer healthcare IS NOT socialized medicine. There is one insurance administrator, but the hospitals and doctors are in private industry. They are not owned or run by the government. Also, do some research. Despite the propaganda, plenty of countries do far better than we with healthcare and provide access and care to all their people because they know that a healthy populace benefits everyone in the country. It increases happiness, reduces stress, improves employee performance, and so on.