There are a variety of people who are in opposition of this legislation for a variety of reasons. Most of them are incredibly uninformed.
However, there are many people who are very informed, and very disappointed.
To transform an intricate, personal, and professional relationship into either a small tax, or an financial relationship with a third party who is involved only to make profit on that relationship, as a very hard thing to accept.
I am nearing 40. I am a health care provider. I used to provide health insurance through my small business to my employees and myself. Pre Obama care I lost the opportunity to do so, but would appreciate the opportunity to do so again. However, an individual is too small of a pool for a group plan, which most small business plans call for. All my other employees now get insurance through there spouse. Insurance exchanges are a great idea, and I will likely find resolution to my problem because I am a small business owner.
I have been involved in health care through education or private practice since 1998. I see no value in health insurance.
With very little exception, you ask any physician of any variety of practice, if he would prefer a single transaction between himself and the patient; or follow a paper trail, expenses related to insurance requirements, unnecessary and faulty EMR's; what he would prefer.
We'll, an honest, self employed one would tell you if your going to do it, do it with a non-profit single payer system.
What we passed was a minimum standards law with a requirement to give your money either to the government, or to a for profit health insurance company.
Why are you cheering, after 60 years of health insurance, for these crappy standards? Why is this an improvement? I'm not convinced. Remove insurance.
And you want to tax me if I won't buy this crap?
With the current history of our health care system, I'd vote for Bozo the Clown before I'd vote for the individual mandate. I don't trust that this will lead to single payer. It's not single payer, it's a @#$%^&* tax.
It's bad legislation.
I loathe this election.