"...There is no rational, fact based way of countering an argument that sees healthcare as a privilege..."
The second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence starts as follows: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
There is no rational, fact based argument for this radical and revolutionary assertion.
The issues and narratives regarding health-care are currently predicated on a model and paradigm that involves the profits and profit motives of insurers.
Health-care insurance may be deemed a privilege. However, health-care should be characterized as and deemed a natural human right.
If all human beings are endowed with the unalienable right to life, then it must follow that we have, as a matter of right, that which is necessary to support and sustain life namely: food, clothing, shelter, and health-care.
NOT HEALTH CARE COVERAGE!!!