Why Methods to Enact Universal Healthcare Failed
Answer the following questions in a discussion board post, with a minimum of 10 sentences per question. This assignment must be of your own work.Your grade will be based on: demonstrations of reflection, insights, and critical thinking for each question; spelling, grammar, punctuation; following instructions; and use of statements from the documentary including coherence, thoughtfulness, and in-depth reflection.
1. In your opinion, is Obamacare a “government takeover of healthcare”? Why or why not? Be specific and use examples from the film.
2. Why did efforts to enact universal health care in the United States, in 1912 (Roosevelt), 1933 (FDR), 1945 (Truman), 1974 (Nixon), 1975 (Ford), 1977 (Carter), 1993 (Clinton), fail? What basic political themes were used to defeat efforts to enact universal healthcare in the U.S.? Be specific and use examples from the film.
3. Compared with Canadians, why do some U.S. citizens resist the idea that everyone should be provided healthcare, even if they are unemployed or disabled? From a political perspective, why do you think that there is “no opposition of any kind” to universal health care in Canada? What is it about the politics and political culture of Canada that fosters universal acceptance of health care for all? Be specific and use examples from the film.