Miss USA Says Health Care Is a Privilege

On Sunday, Kara McCullough from Washington D.C. was crowned the new Miss USA. As a scientist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, McCullough, 25, received praise for her answers regarding women in science and technology. However, one answer, to a question about health care, drew a passionate and mixed reaction from viewers.

When asked if she thinks affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege, McCullough replied:

I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted health care. And I see firsthand that for one, to have health care, you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that we’re given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide.

Some people supported Miss USA’s statement, sharing her association of jobs with health care.

Not everyone was on board, however, noting that not all people living with health conditions can work.

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