In the 1950's and 60's, the American right fought against equal rights for African-Americans.
In the 1970's and 80's, the American right fought against women's rights including the right to have an abortion.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, the American right fought against rights for gays and lesbians.
Now, the American right is fighting against public health insurance. Why? Perhaps public health insurance will benefit some people who can't afford private health care--people such as African-Americans, women, gays and lesbians.
Here is someone's letter to the editor of the Toronto Star to add to my thoughts.