The price of health care has to go up by design.
The Obamacare Tax was created to increase the dependency of the people on the Government. Lowering what doctors can earn, lowering what they get paid per patient and increasing the "red tape" needed to receive the pay that they are "allowed" to charge are all tools embedded in Obamacare to bring health care under full control of the government.
My wife, who is disabled and on medicaid, lost all of her doctors (even though Obama said we would be able to keep them) that she had been seeing for 8 years because she has lupus (classified by Obamacare as potentially fatal and thereby needing "special" care). It took several MONTHS to find a doctor that would even take the "special" medicaid and another 2 months to get an appointment.
After just 3 (THREE) visits, we were told that she was being dropped because the doctor could not AFFORD to continue seeing these "special" patients. She was having to use one of her office staff to only do the paperwork and follow-up for just this one program (that she wasn't being paid 60% of her normal costs to begin with). After several months, we found another rheumatologist, but we have to travel 68 miles one-way to see him, but he is not guaranteeing us how long he will be able to keep covering the program.
The problem is that the doctors have to raise their prices on all their patients just to "try" to cover the COST of seeing government patients.
Another major cost designed into the Obamacare Tax is a surcharge on medical equipment. ALL new equipment is going to cost the doctors and hospitals more because the government is running up the cost of making the equipment.
As costs increase, insurance companies are the main ones getting hit because they have to pick up most of the bills. To maintain a profit, they MUST increase their rates and thus everything costs US more.
The parts of the Obamacare Tax that are purposely scheduled for 2014 and 2015, include a government run plan that will be cheaper than the insurance companies. The bill was specifically designed to force insurance companies to have to up their rates so that small businesses will be unable to afford them. As income drops, insurance companies will be forced to submit to total government control or go out of business. Because the Obamacare Tax mandates participation, the employees will ultimately be forced to buy the government plan either directly or through the "government" companies.