Miss USA McCullough slammed for saying healthcare is a `privilege`

The newly crowned Miss USA 2017, Kara McCullough

A remark on health care has drawn Kara McCullough strong negative reaction and criticism by a large number of people on social media.

The newly crowned Miss District of Columbia USA 2017, Kara McCullough, 25, a physical scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has caught up in controversy when saying that healthcare was a “privilege”, not a right.

Asked during Sunday night’s pageant whether healthcare was a privilege or a right, Miss McCullough said: “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege.” 

“As a government employee, I’m granted healthcare and I see first hand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs,” she added.

With that, she believes that healthcare should be designed only for employed people.

Trump administration battles to turn over Obamacare which ensures every American would receive adequate healthcare, whether employed or unemployed.

Trump and US Congress replacing Obamacare with a new healthcare act leaves millions of Americans feeling uninsured.

Many Americans believe that healthcare should not be a privilege for only people with jobs.

However, McCullough explained on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, that she is privileged to have health care and she does believe that it should be a right,”

“I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.”

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