Health care is not a right.
Do I need to say that again? Health care is not a right. Rights are Natural. That is, they come from Nature (well, God, but this isn't a theological debate, so I'll stick with "Nature"), and they exist whether or not there is government, or even society.
Absent society, let alone government, I have the right to secure and protect my own life. Absent society, I have the right to accumulate property. Absent society, I have the right to do as I choose and pursue whatever endeavors I desire. Those are rights.
Society arose, in part, to protect our rights. In return, we sacrificed a small amount of that right to do as we choose (Liberty), and took on certain responsibilities. I sacrificed my Liberty to shoot you at the slightest provocation, and took on the responsibility not to be a mooch. Society and Government only work well when the vast majority of the population adheres to those limits on Liberty and upholds their responsibilities.
Then there are privileges. Privileges are things that require a society, or even a government, or they have no meaning. Privileges, in general, are "freedoms" in that they are things we can do with our right to Liberty, and they normally have no direct cost. These are things like, in modern Republics and Democracies, voting.
Where rights have responsibilities, privileges have prerequisites. It is a privilege to vote. In the United States, I have to meet the prerequisites of being a citizen, aged 18 or older, with no felonies, and registered to vote. It is a privilege to drive a car. In Texas, I have to meet the prerequisites of having proof of ability to pay liability claims, be aged 16 or older (15 in certain cases), and obtain a driver's license.
Finally, there are products and services. Products and services require a society to operate, but not necessarily a government. If I cannot make or do something myself, that is a product or a service. Products and services, beyond relying on a society to have any meaning, also submit to the laws of supply and demand. If you can't provide it for yourself, then you must rely on someone else to provide it. That means there is cost associated with it, and the more rare and/or valuable that product or service is, the more costly it will be, in general.
Now, into which of these categories does health care fall? Does it sound like something that Nature provides you? Well, perhaps in the form of dirt to "rub some dirt in it," but not really beyond that. Does it sound like a privilege? Not by our definition. Health care is a combination of products (bandages, sutures, medicines, etc.) and services (administration of those products, consultation and diagnostics, health maintenance).
You cannot make it a right by wishing it so. No matter what you do, health care will be a combination of products and services which are therefore subject to the laws of supply and demand. One of the things demanded is human labor. Doctors, Physician's Assistants, Nurses, and various technicians are all human beings who are selling their labor as health care workers to you, the consumer.
The Democrats are trying to make a big push (still? again?) to convince people that ObamaCare, which attempts to turn the product/service known as "health care" a right by forcing changes on the health insurance industry. This ignores several problems, the most severe of which is the fact that no amount of human action can turn something into a "right."
But, they say, "It is a right. Look at other 1st world countries."
Yes, with their ever ballooning deficits and forced austerity. Not to mention waiting lists months or years long, ever shrinking pay for ever increasing work for doctors and so on. But let's ignore that, for a moment, and consider something else.
In Europe, they claim to have made health care a "right." But have they? Do doctors and hospitals no longer get paid? We have a word for forcing someone to work without paying them, and it isn't a very nice word. If they do get paid, then what do you expect will happen if they stop getting paid, or suddenly decide that the pay is not commensurate with the stress and workload, and go into a different industry? What will Europeans do then? Can the legislatures of Europe grant everyone the knowledge and skill do provide their own health care? Can the legislatures of Europe pass a law that enables someone to perform their own appendectomy or brain surgery?
Of course the answer is "no." If there were a sudden shortage of doctors, many would do without health care, as they are already forced to do even in countries where health care is supposed to be a "right."
As an aside: Consider this: if the Government could mandate things to be "rights" does that not mean they could also legislate so that certain things are no longer "rights?" Be careful what you wish for.