A corporatist is a corporatist and the corporate will is always at the top of their agenda.
Health care reform was mandated by the American people .. and although Obama did not deliver, there is nothing the right can do to stop it.
This nation has not been transformed into anything but what it is .. capitalist and war mongering.
On foreign policy Obama IS George Bush.
Health care itself is also capitalist - hospitals, doctors, etc aren't employed by the govt (setting aside the VA).
ACA isn't socialism. It's just trying to keep the insurance companies from ripping us off the way they used to.
Seriously? so car insurance is socialist too? requiring kids to go to school is socialist? Making everyone obey the speed limit is socialist?
As some earlier posters pointed out, his opponents are twisting the definition of socialism till its own mother wouldn't recognize it.
And the thing is - who cares what label you throw on it? I could call subsidies of oil companies socialism. Label only matters if you have a knee-jerk reaction to a label and never look at anything else. Do you like the policy or not? That's what is important, not whatever label you put on it. Which in this case I believe you are doing inaccurately; you disagree; but again - call it a "firestormism" ... call it whatever you like. It's what's in it that is important.
Personally, given how screwed up our health insurance system was, I feel the ACA is a step in the right direction, even though I would have preferred single payer. (But that could have led to huge economic disruptions as health insurance companies closed down, so maybe not the best to do right away).
We have higher health costs and worst outcomes - ie lower life expectancy - than other western countries like France and England (Yeah, google it, I'm not bothering posting a link; by now everyone on this site should be well aware of this) (and yes, there are some medical procedures that we do better than them, but overall - more $$$, shorter lives) I personally think highly enough of our country to think we can do better than this - and that we WANT to do better than this. That we don't want people dying because they couldn't afford basic care.
You may disagree with that, of course.