Is Obamacare showing us that health care shouldn’t be a right?

For the first time since Gallup began polling on the question in 2000, a majority of Americans (54 percent) think it is not the federal government’s responsibility to “make sure all Americans have health care coverage.” As Gallup notes, “The shift away from the view that the government should ensure health care coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama’s election and has continued the past several years during the discussions and ultimate passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010.”

Is Obamacare showing Americans the reality that health care is not a right (even if it is a social and moral imperative)? Unfortunately, perhaps we are at a stage as a society where we need to be threatened with the impact of burdensome, life-disrupting, and harmful progressive policies before we recognize the foolishness of following the progressive/liberal ideas on the meaning of “equality,” “rights” and “fairness.”

While it is encouraging that Americans seem to be waking up to the reality of the progressive/liberal vision for our lives and communities, the fact that it took so long could mean we are in for a rough four years.

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