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Miss USA's comments on health care might not mean what everyone thinks

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Mike Opelka asked if Miss USA misspoke during the question and answer portion of the famous pageant on "Pure Opelka" today. Many on the left are livid that Kara McCullough, the contestant from Washington D.C., seemed to indicate that health care is a privilege.

Mike thought she might have engaged in a little pageant double speak, however. When asked if affordable health care is a privilege or a right, she responded "I'm definitely going to say it's a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted health care and I see first-hand that for one to have health care, you have to have jobs."

McCullough works as a physical scientist for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

She then said "So therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunity to have health care as well as jobs to all American citizens worldwide."

This struck Mike as ambiguous. Does she mean that everyone needs to be employed to have health care, or that everyone needs to have health care, which most of us currently get through jobs? If all Americans should have jobs and health care, that doesn't seem like a privilege, he pointed out.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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