You can say what you want about Obama--that's he's not a US citizen; that he's bad for the economy; that his health-care policies are going to destroy America. For me me and my family, he has: extended unemployment benefits when my husband was out of work for 9 months in 2009 (Thanks George, Cheney, et alia); made Cobra affordable so we could still keep our insurance (hey, I'm alive); eliminated pre-existing conditions as a reason to deny health insurance (hey, I'm alive); allowed coverage for young adults under their parents' policy until they're 26 (my daughter works in Peru for a non-profit that doesn't provide insurance for hospitalization or anything--nice to know that if she were in an accident or got cancer, she could be treated).
Oh dear, the Stock Indices were a lot higher on Friday.
My husband has health coverage through his employer, a disastrous system that's allowed the cost of health care to skyrocket. He pays approximately 15% of his gross salary for insurance, co-pays and co-insurance. It's possible that next year his insurance won't increase under the new laws that some want to quash. That will be the first time ever that our health costs haven't increased at least 5% annually.
Health care and insurance drives our economy so it's hard to think about cutting that cash flow, but I'm willing to rob Peter to pay Paul if it helps the majority of American in the long run. Even those illegal aliens who pay taxes.