I know first-hand what it costs. If your employer helps pay for yours, you have no IDEA what it costs. You're about to find out. When people begin to realize what their insurance premiums cost them, they will start using our healthcare services more judiciously. Until then, we're screwed.
As to MY premiums? Until I got into Illinois' ICHIP program, my monthly insurance premium was $850.00 a month and rising at the rate of 15% per year. Through ICHIP, my premium dropped to $670. Most people couldn't even afford that premium so they would go without. And risk losing every penny they had.
Obamacare isn't perfect; it will be tweaked. But it is sorely needed and I'm glad it's here...for many more reasons than I've discussed here.