Wherever there’s a debate on universal healthcare there’s a wingnut that rushes in with the “HEALTHCARE IS NOT A RIGHT!!” argument. Can I just stipulate that, yes Mr. Wingnut, healthcare is not a right. May I also add…So the fuck what?
Traffic lights are not a right. A military is not a right. A universal postal system is not a right. But you know what? Society has agreed these are good things to have even if they aren’t “rights”. Some things are just good ideas. Some things just make the quality of life better for us all even if it isn’t a “right”.
Even if you don't like the idea of universal healthcare, simply declaring it to be "not a right" does not advance your position. So knock it off.