This is kind of a continuation of yesterday’s post about why Republicans hate Obamacare. One thing I didn’t come across in my one hour search of why they hate Obamacare but I have seen it used as part of their opposition is that it puts too many additional people into the system. They say adding 30 million more consumers of healthcare will overwhelm our system.
This seems to me to be a somewhat typical complaint among many of my conservative friends. They look almost exclusively at themselves and the status quo when they see changes being made. That is why they are called conservatives I guess. They just don’t like change, especially change that they see negatively impacting themselves. The mentality of “if I don’t benefit from it then don’t change it” is pervasive in many of their current actions. Since my GOP friends seem to be afraid of just about everything nowadays there is a lot for them to be against.
But, let’s get back to Obamacare. Too many people in the system will degrade their personal healthcare so the answer is to keep the 30 million currently locked out of healthcare right where they are. Why can’t these folks who are locked into that mentality look at the opportunities instead of the possible personal detriments. We all know that jobs should be the number one priority so why can’t they see that the answer to too many people is to add more doctors and nurses to our system to meet the increased demand? Why must they be against Obamacare instead of seeing the opportunities for more jobs and a better lifestyle for more of our citizens? When you are locked into a perpetual “Anti-” mode it is hard to see anything as an opportunity rather than a threat.
I wish my conservative friends would be a little more “progressive” in their thoughts and actions. It is really a much better place to be than being against everything….