Government control exacts a high price
With all the recent discussions over the pros and cons of the proposed health care reform it seems that many people are forgetting the historical precedence that was set with regard to understanding how our government operates when it comes to society's needs. Throughout history we have seen that generally what we "the people" deem as a necessary change in this nation is not the same as what eventually occurs when the government intervenes and takes control. Studies have shown that there is a type of interlinkage of economic and political power that your average middle-class Americans don't play a part in.
Think of our system's power structure as being controlled by a type of ruling class composed of small groups that have inordinate political power in society and have important interconnections between economic and political institutions. As the larger masses (us) organize and push for a change, what the corporate rich want will always be in conflict with what our society needs. The corporate rich, like medical insurance companies or pharmaceutical companies, will do what they need to do to stay wealthy and in control.
The wealthy economic classes and corporations have large control of the political process because they have the money to push for policies that will keep them in business. Now that the health care reform bill has been passed we will see how this is truly going to affect middle class Americans and the poor who can't afford health insurance.
If the past is any indication of what we can expect, then this health care reform was not designed to make things easier for us. It may very well be just another way for the rich to get richer and give the government more control over our lives.