George, I think freedom is a state of mind. If you spend too much time worrying about the "almosts" or the "what ifs", you are just going to lose sleep.
I have roughly the same amount of freedom that I did 30 years ago. I do what I want when I want, just like always. My employer will pay for Obamacare, just like they paid for my Cigna and Pacificare insurance before that. My wife and I are going to Hawaii this summer as we have in the past. Our choice. The government did not assign us a vacation location, in case you are wondering.
You can wring your hands if you like. It doesn't seem like energy well spent to me.