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.
Many Americans, who believe that healthcare should not be a privilege for only people with jobs, have criticized her on social media.
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.”