I am often irked at liberals who couch their arguments in favor of universal healthcare in terms of morals. I don’t know that I believe it’s a basic human right (although I definitely don’t support letting people bleed to death in the street), but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good idea. Conservatives, or rather people opposed to UHC are of the opinion that they are taking care of themselves and their loved ones, why should they be forced to look after people they don’t know who they may believe (usually wrongly) that they made their beds and now they can lie in them. How does UHC benefit them? A policy that promotes something that they favor, like increasing the overall wealth of society (by increasing worker portability, for instance) could be crafted and would be much easier to sell to the majority of Americans. That said, I don’t know what such a policy would be, but I don’t think appealing to altruism, or calling people who oppose UHC evil is effective.