reply to post by Akragon
I don't know much about Obama Care and I've been trying to figure it out for ages. I honestly think that the issue is that no one knows much about
But there is also another deeper psychological issue with it - The Patriot Act. That might not make sense at first, but think about it, The Patriot
Act was passed to protect this nation from "terrorists" and instead has been expanded on to take away constitutional freedoms of not just people
overseas, but U.S. citizens overseas, and soon (if not already) U.S. Citizens at home.
Then look at how the definition of the term "terrorist" has the potential to be expanded on. There is this fear based on past experiences
the U.S. Government that I think is keeping people from letting it be in charge of their health care.
To see this issue, you have to be able to get over the idea that there are political parties, and realize that a lot of people don't trust the
government and with good reason.
Look at what happened in Iraq, with the false intelligence on W.M.D.'s, look at what happened with airport security.
I think people are genuinely afraid based on the happenings from the previous decade (whether or not they admit it, it is still there subconsciously)
that allowing the U.S. Government (notice: this is not a European Government that cares about human rights issues, it is the U.S. Government that has
been known to be violating human rights in the past decade) to control health
is going to result in individuals losing rights to bureaucracy.
The American Government is a heavy patriarchy that would see no problem with using health care as a coercion tool.
The problem is, based on past experiences with our government, the issues may not present themselves in the initial legislation, but may creep their
way in after it has been passed.
One could argue that The Patriot Act was a Republican construction, but then one would have to deal with the fact that Obama has expanded on it. All
of these laws, are, over time, bi-partisan.
Eventually, someone is going to get in charge who will see Obama Care as a tool to get political gain, or at least that is the perception. It's 21st
Century American politics, not European, it is a lot more of a dangerous game.
I could see a genuine health care proposal being offered in a European country or Canada, but I don't think Americans are doing genuine right now.
Psychologically, once again, an argument could be made that our country as a whole is in a state of P.T.S.D. from 9/11, Katrina and all of the other
crazy stuff that happened and is still ongoing. That is going to affect decision making on a subconscious level.
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