There has been much ado about the governmental shutdown, who is responsible and reprehensible for what, and what should be done with it. And that's even before the online clusterfuck of the launch of Obamacare. Here's what I have to say about all that:
As someone who has actually worked as a covered employee, in HR and in the health insurance industry and has seen it from the viewpoint of agent, customer service rep, employer and insured, I'd like to go on record as saying the plans offered by the so-called "Affordable Care Act" (aka Obamacare) offer the highest premiums, highest deductibles, highest co-pays, highest annual out-of-pocket costs and highest costs to the insured I've ever seen. EVER.
Our current health care system may not be perfect, but I don't see how making it even more costly than it already is benefits anyone. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, REMEMBER THIS: The very politicians (Congress and our President) who put this piece of shit that they couldn't be bothered to read before passing into law think so highly of Obamacare that they refuse to subject themselves to it. But they're more than happy to sanctimoniously inflict it on us peons. THINK ABOUT THAT.
Also, just because something is "the law" doesn't make it right. Slavery - owning and having the right to viciously abuse another human being who didn't sufficiently do your bidding - used to be the law. Women not having the right to vote used to be the law. These laws did not make it right to treat women and African Americans like lesser beings. They just made it legal.
So stop looking at the (R) and (D) after names and THINK FOR YOURSELF. You voted for Obama? Guess what - he doesn't give a crap. Obamacare for thee, but not for him and his familee. And with very few exceptions, Congress isn't any better. Like it or not libs, a group of those horrible Rethuglicans offered up a compromise to the current government shutdown that was rejected by Dems because it demanded that Congress be equally subjected to the awesomeness of Obamacare that the rest of us are expected to mindlessly embrace. Because Obamacare is just so awesome that it's the law so just fall into line and stop whining you stupid Tea Party Nazis.
Can't imagine why the Dems turned that offer down. That was sarcasm, by the way.