A Slip In Time
November 19, 2013 1 Comment
This is the first original explanation explaining the passage of the “A”CA I’ve yet seen. Everything else looking at the difference between European state-run health care systems and the US one has basically boiled down to either “American Exceptionalism” or “Insufficient Progress” depending on the opinion of the possessor.
I think Hoyt might have really hit the nail on the head with this one.
Originally posted on According To Hoyt:
I’m not going to pound on the fiasco that is the “socialist convention named” Affordable Care Act. (There is no affordable in the care act, just like there was no Democratic in the Deutshe Republic and there certainly is very little input from the people in China’s People Republic.)
I’m not going to pound on it, only examine why our reaction to the fiasco it is (and likely will continue being) is so immediate and in your face, when it is true that in most countries with centralized health care, people are fond/proud of it in some way.
Honestly, I think the left had convinced itself that even if it were a very rough start, as this is proving, we would swallow and go along, because other countries have/had. They thought we would grumble, and moan, but eventually we’d be happy to have that government-provided-health care and not mind too much that it’s not the best it could be, that innovation is stagnant or that it turns out to be very expensive indeed, and have strangers dictating what we could and could not have.