Somehow all of that changed and now everyone thinks it is cool to love the Government
Hmmmm. . . the USA is supposed to have a government "of the people, by the people, for the people", and I don't think 60's hippies were necessarily in opposition to that. In fact I would say that 60's youth culture took their grade school civics lessons and applied those ideas of freedom, equality, and morality to everyday life.
And lest you forget, a lot of those hippies were self-described communists.
Furthermore, if you are going to try and link socialized medicine with NSA spying, why not link driver's licenses or library cards with NSA spying, in fact, since the NSA can spy on you through your computer then you must be opposed to the internet too! In other words, pretty much any modern convenience can be used by the NSA, that does not mean they are bad; spying is bad, medicine is good, OK?
The kind of freedom you seem to be espousing can only be attained by living where there is no society to interfere with your life. We have to live together, and it get's complicated, so we have laws. Those laws aren't about taking away your freedom, they are about making the world more humane and civilized.