When you ask and use the phrase "raising health costs" are you asking if the actual cost of providing good health care increasing, or is the cost of purchasing insurance to provide that health care increasing. There is a substantial difference.
I think Obamacare probably has some flaws--most laws do. I am going to purchase insurance through the program, because as of right now I cannot buy decent health insurance because of prior health conditions.
I intend to get the best plan that is being offered. I am paying $550 for "wannabe" insurance for my wife and myself and a ton more out of pocket. I also have a $30,000 hospital bill hanging over my head.
I do not know where the cries that the health costs are going up are coming from. The lower levels require a greater co-payment but allow a lower premium. For us old folks, we pay a higher premium but smaller co-pay, so we can budget our health care costs.
Those that always used the hospital emergency room as their doctors are in for a shock. Everyone is going to pay--as they should.
The argument against the Affordable Health Care Act is the result of two things.
It was proposed by a Democrat, and opposed by the Republicans and upheld by the Supreme Court.
Secondly, and I hate to say this, it was proposed by our first Black President, and I am fully convinced that there is a considerable amount of racial prejudice associated with the plan.
There will be hitches. I tried using the site today, and the portion where you create an account kept generating errors. Now that AT&T has my home phone working (after waiting a week) I may call and try to get the ball rolling, as the saying goes.
This plan will allow people like me who are too young for Medicare, but have prior health conditions from being turned down by the major insurance companies. In my opinion, we have taken a major step toward equality.