Let’s take a step back and see the modern political reality of Obamacare for a second; first the Federal Government will start forcing you (and me), to buy a product from a private industry, or pay a fine for not purchasing said product, in this case being health insurance.
Now all American school students are taught that we have “rights” and these rights consist of “Freedom of Speech, and/or assembly” even to be protected against unwarranted search’s, and freedom of religion etc…see the Bill of Rights in our Constitution. Although we have these rights, not everyone engages in them.
What I’m trying to say is just because something is a right doesn’t mean you have to use it. For instance I may have the right to protest at my local commissioners meeting with a large sign saying “No New Taxes” but it doesn’t mean that I will or for that matter it doesn’t mean that anyone else will, but someone could and would be able to.
From a practical view point, how can healthcare be a right if some may not use it at all? I mean according to a set of statistics 40,000 American’s will die on the US Interstate system this year alone, or how about the number of American’s who will die falling down stairs or have a vending machine crush them to death? Yes that last one does happen.
Another way of looking at this is from the perceived statement that was mentioned earlier. It will be forced on you. Read that closely, how can something be a right if it is forced on you? Can any other right be forced on you? If you don’t engage in free speech is the government going to start fining you if you don’t partake in it? See how ridiculous the debate becomes?
Right’s are something that everyone has but doesn’t have to participate in, or in other-words we're free to opt-out. Thus healthcare as a “right” argument falls flat on its face. The Healthcare issue in politics isn’t about care, or loving thy neighbor, it’s about control, has and always will be; plain and simple.