It is my belief that healthcare is a human right that should be guaranteed by the federal government of every country. Having lived in both the United States and Israel, I have had first-hand experience with the difference universal healthcare can make in the quality of an individual’s life.

At age 10, I joined the Habonim Labor Zionist Youth Group in Baltimore, not knowing how significantly this event would change my life.  Our group of age-relevant members met weekly in the fall and winter studying Hebrew, participating in Israeli songs and dances, and discussing Jewish histor…