Many people here are trying to downplay the increased cost of health insurance due to the Obamacare legislation, by portraying it as insignificant, or changing the argument to other things that are causing insurance premiums to increase.
The main point, which is inescapable, is that Obama and the democrats sold us a bill of goods that screws the many and benefits very few. Just look at the numbers.
Currently, more than 250 million people in America have some form of heath care coverage. When you subtract those who are currently eligible for Medicaid and Medicare but have not applied, those who can afford health insurance but choose not to purchase any, and the illegal aliens who are not eligible for assistance, your left with around 25 million people who may have a need for coverage, but are currently without. Then take into account, that even Obama admits that the health care bill they just passed, still won't come close to covering everyone.
When you break it down, the results of this legislation that was crammed down our throats is:
7% of Americans will still have no coverage.
8% of Americans will receive health care coverage they need, that they couldn't get before.
85% of Americans will either:
a) Pay significantly higher insurance premiums for same level of care.
b) Opt for lower quality insurance coverage to lower their premiums.
c) Lose their employee health insurance, go on government plan, and suffer a significant reduction in the quality of care.
d) For those that remain on government care, they will see longer wait times to see a doctor and receive lower quality of care due to increased public demand for services.
Also, to sell this monstrosity we were all lied to by Obama and the democrats. They told us that this trillion dollar government expenditure would not only not add a dime to the deficit, but it would actually reduce it. It didn't take long to discover that the democrats had purposely cooked the books, and stuck us with another costly liberal social program that's destine to suck the life out of the American economy.
Directly, Obamacare will have a negative effect on 85% of the population, increase our federal deficit and put a strain on the future economy of the nation. If the government has to further increase taxes to try and pay for this program (which I think is very likely), that will have a negative impact on all Americans, both rich and poor.