Here is a very interesting insight into the real, unseen and under-discussed damage that Obamacare might cause, and it comes from Dr. Keith Ablow, who is a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, and is posted on the Fox News website. As you already know, President Obama, as part of his beliefs and mission, truly believes that more “government” is always the right prescription for solving our nation’s problems, even when “government” might have actually caused these problems to begin with.
Therefore, Obama needs to continue to instill in the remaining fifty percent of Americans that don’t already receive some form of government payout or benefit each year that “sense of entitlement” from our government. And, according to Dr. Ablow, that is precisely what he is most concerned about. Dr, Ablow writes:
The cost of ObamaCare pales, economically or in terms of quality of care, in my opinion, in comparison to what President Obama’s health care law will cost our country, in terms of mindset.
Here’s why: The notion of an individual mandate, that is forcing Americans to buy something with their after-tax dollars (or pay a fine), can make citizens see themselves as serfs who actually have no right at all to the money they earn, and keep it only when it suits the federal government.
… An American citizen who willingly allows the federal government to earmark his or her after-tax income and direct it to insurance companies is an American citizen who has decided that the government “knows best.” The federal government is, from that moment forward, (in at least some measure) that citizen’s parent, leaving them only with an allowance, consisting of what’s left after they buy what their “parents” in Washington tell them to.
And, he concludes:
… Because courage comes from deep inside, from each adult American in this nation it will, ultimately, be the only thing that stands between us and calamity. The individual mandate of ObamaCare is a virus that could destroy that good psychological DNA. (my emphasis)
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