High-deductible health plans make Affordable Care Act ‘unaffordable,’ critics say:
"‘We can’t afford the Affordable Care Act, quite honestly,’ said Cassaundra Anderson, whose family canvassed for Obama in their neighborhood, a Republican stronghold outside Cincinnati. ‘The intention is great, but there is so much wrong.... I’m mad.’
The Andersons’ experience echoes that of hundreds of thousands of newly insured Americans facing sticker shock over out-of-pocket costs."
There's a little conspiracy theorist voice in me that says that this was the plan all along. Obama and his cronies knew they'd never get full-on taxpayer-funded socialized healthcare passed so instead they pass this incremental law that requires people to buy into the system, but then whacks them with high deductibles and ridiculous costs so that they could later say, "Well gosh, this isn't working at all. We need to go just a little bit further and everything will finally be just right."