Why is Socialism such a bad word in America??
“He’s nothing but a Socialist! A Marxist!”
One year ago today, President Barack Obama signed healthcare reform into law. America is widely known as the land of liberty and opportunity; the land where many thrive on the principle of being a brothers’ keeper, and most importantly, a nation “for the people, by the people.” The United States is without question the leading country of medical and scientific advances. There always seem to be a new medical breakthrough every time one watches the news or read the newspaper, especially in researching cure for serious diseases. Healthcare is fundamental to an enlightened society.If citizens cannot afford healthcare expenses they are at a higher risk for death!
The United States is the richest nation on earth, and no citizen should live without health care. So why are so many people against bettering the American society?? I personally would not want to live in a diseased infested society where my health is at risk every time I step outside. We say we are a nation “for and by the people”, why aren’t we living up to that?? What is so wrong with everyone having proper healthcare??
A year into Healthcare reform and many are still trying to appeal the law.Why? My only answer is that as a nation we have been brainwashed by capitalistic values. We see anything non-capitalistic as bad. Every modern, developed country has some combination of capitalism and socialism. In the US we have socialized education, police and fire protection, roads and bridges,etc. Why not socialized healthcare?? Are we that greedy of a nation? The past health system was inefficient, wasteful, expensive, economically disastrous, cruel and left nearly 50 million people uninsured. Happy Birthday Health Care Reform! Wish for many more years to come!