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how is history repeating in the health care system?
Opposition to health care reform today is rooted in a fear of Americans becoming dependent on the government. [ This intense and often unwarranted fear of dependency has been at the core of a number of assaults on the federal government - from contemporary relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake and in Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to historical developments from the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War to the creation of the Welfare State before World War II. Today, as the nation heatedly debates the implications of the new health care legislation, we would do well to
examine our nation's history to better understand the roots of current ideological opposition. Beyond partisan divisions, the creation of this health care plan questions the role of the federal government and its relationship to the citizenry. While part of the current debate certainly acknowledges this polemical connection (protesters outside of Capitol Hall loudly proclaimed "Doctors, Not Dictators!), the references to socialism, totalitarianism and the warning made by one Republican Congressman that "if you haven't made the necessary arrangements for coverage, armed IRS Agents will take your children away and kick your dog" should not be dismissed as mere hyperbole of a vocal minority. These concerns - as outlandish as they may seem to supporters of the new legislation - have deep historical roots, and the same concerns often re-emerge when the federal government attempts to expand its power over American citizens. ]
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