Progressive Ideals Euthanized by ObamaCare
If there is an upside to the debacle that is ObamaCare, it is that the ideology of Progressive Idealism has hopefully been put to sleep. One may concede that in an exceptional country like the United States, sick citizens should have access to at least some minimal level of medical care when it is needed; a social safety net if you will. That anyone has an inherent right to Government mandated health insurance funded through socialist wealth redistribution is a non sequitur. In attempting a misguided massive overhaul of the American health care industry, ObamaCare has hopefully seen the Progressive movement take its final breath.
Let us try to understand clearly what is happening now with the Obama presidency. This is the failure of the very idea of progressive government. Not liberal government. Progressive government.
Forty years from now, the millennials who in 2008 and 2012 believed in and voted for the progressive ideal—limitless, mandated, state-led goodness—can tell their grandchildren they watched it fall apart in 2013. This is the glitch that failed.
In the 1990s, the American left, burdened with 90 years of unfortunate left-wing metaphors, rebranded itself in the U.S. as the “progressive movement.”
The essence of modern Democratic progressivism is: “You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.”
If this White House and its progressive ecosystem have a political motto, it’s this: Get over it.
Up to now, most of the events of the Obama presidency have passed in and out of the news as just politics. But with ObamaCare and its details touching so many people all at once, it has become impossible not to recognize that the Affordable Care Act is an offensive ideological exercise, not merely an entitlement program.
Progressive government has failed in the U.S. Block quote excerpted from Daniel Henninger “Progressive Government Fails” Wall Street Journal 10/31/13
Does the looming full-blown failure of Obamacare mean Americans should have no choice but to die for lack of health insurance? Of course not. No one, regardless of their station in life, should be left to die or suffer indefinitely when a medical cure or treatment is readily available. The issue before us is how to keep that portion of the health care system which is not broken (see people who have health insurance policies they want to keep) while ensuring some level of appropriate health care for those who cannot pay for it. ObamaCare is proving itself not to be the answer. – Grizzly Joe