Yes I do realize that now that you mention it but it never occurred to me to put it into those words. Very clever and nice observation. I don't know if it's really that much of a clincher though because do YOU realize that probably 90% of all "long wait times" complaints are at least gross exaggerations if not outright lies in the first place?
I have a hard time expecting folks that argue that dishonestly in the first place to take any logic seriously. I mean, look at the fundamentals of their position: No. I don't want universal healthcare. I would prefer accountants diagnose my condition, overcharge me for limited coverages with hidden exemptions then at whim and without accountability, reject any given claim and laugh all the way to the bank while I die.
How do you argue with that? I sympathize with you but I've been at this argument a while and trust me, this is not an argument you win with logic, reason, fact, proof or common sense. In fact, I don't know what it takes to win this argument because that's never happened to me. It's always the same thing. You present an air tight case that is impossible to argue, the subject hesitates then says, "Well, I don't want the government meddling in my healthcare."
Try this response to that statement: Oh, but you want private enterprise with a profit motive and no accoutability meddling in your healthcare?
That argument doesn't work either. The reason no logic, fact or obvious truth ever works is because these are not logical, sensible or reasonable arguments, these are matters of superstitious religious belief and that is the only way to address it. The "I don't want government meddling in my life" and "private enterprise is more efficient and cost effective" attitudes are superstitious religious beliefs, not logic, reason or common sense. Our society is effectively a great big giant religious cult and the way to argue these issues (and pretty much all other issues) is to consider every subject a brainwashed religious fanatic. Do not argue with these people, deprogram them! The most encouraging results I have had in these arguments (still less than outright 'victories') is in focusing on broad fundamentals, not specific debate issues. You do that by challenging the subject to define fundamental attitudes, beliefs and definitions for 'the self', 'the society', 'the government' and private enterprise. (These are the roots of our cult beliefs: self-loathing, suspicion of humanity, hatred of society and celebration of extraordinary individualism.) Never tell the subject he/she is 'wrong' but just keep asking questions about the attitudes, beliefs and definitions. 99% of the time, even if indirectly, the subject's words will most closely associate the self, the society and the government (because this is the truth) then point that out to the subject and let him/her take it under advisement. This is how you deprogram the brainwashed religious cult follower. If you're really serious about it, I also recommend studying up on the whole religious cult / deprogramming thing ("wikipedia Leon Festinger cognitive dissonance" is a good place to start).
You're preaching to the choir over here, and that's probably the only comfort you're going to experience with this argument. Enjoy it then buckle down and get back to that deprogramming regimen. It's never going to be very rewarding for us, but just keep telling yourself it's going to be real rewarding for somebody else later.