U.S. Blocked Declaration of “Right to Health Care”, Says Bolivia’s President at OAS Summit
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the failure of the recent OAS (Organization of American States) Summit of the Americas to issue a final declaration, and he says that a major sticking point for Mr. Obama was Obama’s opposition to a provision in the proposed declaration that would have said that health care is “a human right.” Mr. Obama insisted that it’s instead a privilege, access to which must be based primarily upon an individual’s ability-to-pay, as is the case in the United States.
Phi Beta Iota: If true, this spells the death of the OAS and raises the legitimate question as to whether UNASUR (or CELAC) should “Occupy” the OAS HQS and expel the USA and Canada from the building. The era of “savage capitalism” and “open veins” is drawing to an end — the USA clearly has not gotten the message, so the time is right for the South to rise up and expel the ursupers.