Healthcare is a service and therefore a privilege to procure, not a right.
If someone is forced to provide a service, then that is at the very least totalitarian and at worst slavery.
1. If it’s legally codified for healthcare providers to be forced to provide services, then don’t be surprised when all other industries’ workers are forced to provide their services on some kind of grounds, whether similar or different. It’s happened in many countries.
2. If services are made a legal right, then that legal right must be fulfilled. If that legal right cannot be fulfilled because there aren’t enough servicemen/women, then don’t be surprised when the government forces people into the profession(s). It’s happened in many countries.
3. The most fundamental right is to property, and the most fundamental form of property is the body (hence, the most fundamental argument against slavery). If one were to argue that healthcare is a right, then one cannot simultaneously argue in favor of abortion (except when the mother is in danger of dying). The two concepts are antithetical.
But…this is America, it’ll be different with us, right? To which I laugh heartily.
For more on property, check out Murray Rothbard’s article:
For the history you didn’t learn in school, check out Liberty Classroom: