Making others pay is not a right

Regarding the article, “Women suing McKenna over federal health care law”: I would like to respond to Melissa Mackey’s statements in the McKenna court case. I empathize with Mackey’s situation. I, too, suffered surgery and chemo for cancer. We did not have insurance at the time, but I belonged to a group of people who gave voluntarily to meet one another’s emergency medical needs. However, we do not have the right to take money from others income to pay for our debts, whatever the cause.

To be treated fairly and compassionately by doctors and hospitals — yes. But, to say that I have to, by law, care for someone else financially, and that they deserve that treatment, is not a right given by God or our government.

Sandy Anderberg

Arlington