MISS USA CLARIFIES HER HEALTH CARE COMMENTMay 16, 2017
Miss District of Columbia, Kara McCullough (a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) was crowned Miss USA after stating that healthcare is a privilege, not a right.
“I’m definitely going to say [healthcare] is a privilege. As a government employee, I am 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 that we’re given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide.”
Twitter was #TeamKara until she voiced her controversial opinion on healthcare.
I was all in until that question. Everyone deserves healthcare DESPITE their socioeconomic status #MissUSA
— Courtney Blakely (@Court_Blakely) May 15, 2017
— deray mckesson (@deray) May 15, 2017
— Kalee. (@kalechipss) May 15, 2017
After being slammed for her controversial comment, Miss USA went on to ‘Good Morning America’ to set the record straight and clarify her remarks about health care. She said:
“I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right. I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.” She then said, “I just want people to see where I was coming from. Having a job, I have to look at health care like it is a privilege.”
McCullough did mention she was not surprised by all the chaos her statement caused because she believes America is based on opinions. Is she right?
“I believe that is what America is based on, like having opinions and views,” she said. “But I would like to just take this moment to truly just clarify … what I said.”
See what our hosts have to say about that!