That's a problem, because it IS working, and IS affordable for the great majority of people. And the issue is not that it's democrats vs republicans, because the first instance of law that Obamacare was based on was a GOP idea, and implemented by a GOP Governor, and has achieved 98% utilization and effectiveness.
That's a loaded question, like "when will you stop beating your wife?" The ACA isn't broken, if those on the far-right would stick their heads out of their echo chambers they would see that those states that accepted the Medicaid expansion are not having any problems at all. In those states enrollment is meeting, or exceeding, expectations. I would have thought that after the last Presidential election republicans would have learned not to live in a bubble, but I can see with the ACA they have not. Enjoy your little hate rallies while they last, because once this temporary hiccup passes the GOP hangover is going to hurt.
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When they're presented with convincing evidence. (Hot air delivered by ideologues in a panicky tone doesn't count.) To tell you the truth, I'm pretty peeved about the unfair coverage gap created in states that refuse to expand Medicare, yet I'm pretty sure this is a problem that can be resolved over time. You see, "isn't working" is not the same thing as "can never work". This is the essential difference in the way that the left and right view all government action lately.
Most of the people signing up are getting Medicaid. That will cost all of us more. I'm happy with what I have but will I be able to keep it? Obama said yes I could then he said that's not what he said. This is a one man wrecking crew for our country.
It will work, for a few thousand per day. It is affordable, for some. For many many others, it's a pain and a nuisance or worse. The real question is, will people like it a year from now when the adverse selection makes policies 40% more expensive than they are today, and Congress won't add to the subsidy so even the people who are currently subsidized will have to pay 100-150% more.
Not until some of them have to pay something ha-ha. Its not affordable for me, since if my plan gets dropped I'll have to pay more. Its not affordable for one couple who actually worked on Obama's campaign. Their rates nearly tripled. Its not affordable for one business owner whose rates doubled. Its not working or affordable for my relative who is a mother of a two-year old with another on the way who has a year to find a new and more expensive plan.