Why don't we come up with a solution everyone would like. If people prove that the obamacare/ACA will work then will everyone accept it? I propose we start off implementing this law in experimental cities where many experimental laws could be tested for efficacy and tested to foresee any problems with world wide implementation of these experimental laws.I have come up with the perfect solution to avoid a government shutdown. We could segregate society based on which laws and programs they want to obey and pay for. So for the affordable care act we could create experimental zones where the law and program will be in effect. That way people who want it can go to those places and people who do not want the program can stay where they are. Cities could be created with unique laws like the affordable care act. These zones could be supplemented by border culture mixing zones where people who fundamentally disagree with each other can synthesize their fundamental differences of belief. Constant communication between those differing zones would be required to keep the peace and to challenge deeply held beliefs and spread good ideas.
I have thought about making a nature mimicking plan for the US society to follow if they choose to. It will include building "Social Contract" Communities and cities where people must agree to obey a set of laws and rules that restrict the ability to harm others and require people to make progress for society rather than serving individual interests exclusively.
The book called "Worldchanging: A user's guide to the 21st century" closes its last chapter about planetary matters by speaking about the value of imagining the future for the world: "The bravest and most important thing any of us can do is to actively imagine a much better future: not to imagine it in the casual sense of daydreaming about it, but to imagine it in the way an architect imagines a house she is planning to build--to imagine it as reality, to try to see it whole, to lovingly dwell on its details, and to see ourselves walking through it one day."
I have been reading this guide a lot in the past few weeks over 100 pages of the 500+ pages of the book. I recommend it.Friend me and buy the book here: Worldchanging, Revised and Updated Edition: A User's Guide for the 21st Century