From Bill Holmes:
"If you have the right to take from some to pay the medical bills of others, then you forfeit your rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The dialogue at the time involved Locke and the right to own and protect property, and have the liberty to use it as the necessity for the sustenance of life. "The pursuit of happiness" was substituted for "property" in the Declaration of Independence to eliminate the possibility that some would presume government was to provide property.
Well said Bill.