In MY United States - that is to say, the United States culture with which I have adult experience - we have a grand tradition of overreacting to things BEFORE they actually happen. We like to go on and freak out about theoretical shit; saves us time when it actualizes and hits the fan later on. Additionally, in the happenstance where the shit never comes to pass, so much the better; we like to believe that it was (whatever application faction of) us engaged in a collective national bitch session that caused that negative eventuality. We spend a lot of time bullshitting ourselves.
Currently, there's a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment. This is occurring despite the number of people being helped by it, because a large number of people have waded through the inconvenience of signing up, being made to conform, or paying more, often to the degree of preventing proper medical care. ACTUAL cases of this last one are kind of hard to lay one's finger on, since a lot of them seem to be apocryphal - that is to say, more bullshit stories.
Here's my problem with the national argument against any/some kind of socialized medicine - and make no mistake, us liberals would have liked it to be moreso, mostly because we're a bunch of pinko freeloaders - it centers on how much this - the current situation sucks. Did you forget about it sucking before? Or is this just personal suckage to which you're reacting - as long as it didn't shit in your garden it was free to roam the neighborhood, is that it? Yeah, it sucked before, for a lot of people, and moreover, was an untenable system with an expiration date stamped on it by Damocles. Let me put it like this for you: Let's say you live in a house with shitty, flammable wiring. Eventually, your house WILL burn down if you don't fix this problem. This expensive, difficult, and time-consuming problem. Maybe it'll kill your family when it happens, maybe it'll just wreck your stuff. Maybe it'll happen after you move and unload this fucking deathtrap onto some unsuspecting sap. Either way, if you don't fix it - burning and death. Maybe you start to see why doing this was a thing we did.
Maybe not. Let's try another. Let's say you ponied up the cash - you took out a home equity loan from that predatory fucking bank you deal with, signed in blood and tears - and fixed YOUR house, and so did Simmons, and the Raleighs, and even the Chocheskis from down the block. But the goddamned Joneses, right next door, right on your lot line - they've still got shitty, pre-1920s wiring in their place, and they like gro-lights and disco. Eventually, that place is going up like a tinderbox, and it might take your place with it - seems like the neighborhood watch, or homeowner's association or group of concerned citizens maybe oughta jump in and make 'em rip that old crap out for their own good - and everyone else's, right?
(Of course, none of this applies to the true Randian Objectivists, but since they're not people, I don't feel obligated to address them.)
So - whiny assholes everywhere, understand that this broken system WAS NEVER THE PLAN. It got watered down and changed and fractured by democracy and compromises being utilized by ill-informed people and the very afraid. This broken system is meant to replace the previous broken system, which was never meant to last forever. Unless you want to get a medical book, do your own procedures, get infections and die, then maybe you could wait for this one to actually be in place for awhile, with a majority using it, and less resistance from the states, before spouting useless nonsense words about it in my listen/watch space.
Our systems aren't eternal. Jefferson himself never meant for the living document which is the Constitution of these United States to last more than about 20 years - we're supposed to rip stuff down, fix it up and make it relevant and helpful again periodically. Bitching is optional.