Rather worthless opportunity
if you need coverage and can't afford it. The bill was a step in the right direction but without placing premium limits or increase percentage limits, it essentially still keeps most uncovered.
I haven't seen one of the slap-themselves-on-the-back politicians express outrage at the speed with which the premiums are increasing. Then again, why should they as they have coverage. The worthlessness of the bill was spotlighted these last few years as Social Security screwed millions with a freeze; but, this oh so grand and noble healthcare plan hasn't anything in to protect the seniors that are paying premiums and while the Medicare monthly PartB deduct didn't increase (by law it can't) seniors found premium increases in some cases of more than 20% when they were fortunate enough to have insurance. It had already been happening with the part D (prescriptions) which was easier to get than full insurance so the warning sign was already up; but, hey why should a lifetime pol care about that? They can pull out their sacks of lies at election time and then proceed to lie and hoodwink the masses once again.
The bill needs to be tinkered with and I don't see any of the Health care bill pushers making any moves towards doing so.