In response to a letter from Kevin Gagen: Don't be fooled by the name affordable care. Once it gets fully going it will no longer be affordable. People will lose their jobs according to what the CBO report come next year when this is in full swing. If an employer has more than 50 full-time employees, the employer will have to pay a penalty if it doesn't provide medical insurance. Do you honestly think those employers will keep that many full-time people if they will have to pay for doing so? I doubt it. Those who will be starting a business up fresh will only be allowed the same amount, 50 full-time employees.
There are some companies that will opt for paying the penalty rather than have the insurance.
Do we need health care that is affordable? Yes, but not this proposal. I do like the part of pre-existing conditions being covered and a few other things, but that can be included in another plan, one that doesn't almost force a health plan on you and that doesn't come with conditions such as only 50 full-time people. Employers should be able to have as many as they want without a penalty.
Right now it may not cost much, but we will pay for it down the road.