If enacting the PPACA means that there is now a right to healthcare in the United States, it’s not because most Americans believe that it’s the government’s responsibility that everybody have healthcare insurance:
PRINCETON, NJ — The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all Americans have healthcare.
or that the PPACA’s popularity has convinced people that healthcare is a right. Indeed, not only do a majority of Americans believe that the government has no responsibilty to ensure that everybody has healthcare insurance, the percentage of Republicans, independents, and Democrats who believe that the government does not have that responsibility has increased since 2009. The trend is downward.
People in different countries believe in different things. In Russia people are uncomfortable with differences in incomes that people here aren’t. In France a broadly-defined “equality” is a high value in a way it isn’t here.
IMO some of the reasonable objectives of the PPACA have popular support. For example, I strongly suspect that most people see rescission, arbitrary cancellation of insurance, as unjust. A law banning rescission other than in cases of fraud could have been written in a paragraph.