The whole concept of a national ID card is contrary to American history and values. If the card that Obamacare proposes comes into being, then we will be subject to handing it over whenever we are stopped by the police for jaywalking or failure to wear a seat belt. (I was once pulled over and held by the NYPD for 20 minutes for not wearing a seatbelt, even though I was wearing it. The seatbelt was the same color as the shirt I was wearing. The cop was apologetic.) At that moment, any rogue cop could swipe the card and unlawfully learn our medical, legal, and financial histories. This is utterly repugnant to that most American of rights: The right to be left alone.