There isn't anything "affordable" about the "Affordable Care Act"! With the passing of the this ridiculousness our health costs have increased dramatically!!! I suffer from chronic illnesses and see my rheumatologist every three months (when I'm doing well, more often when I'm not so good). I had a wonderful doctor that I saw for my GP however, with all the rules, regulation and changes that were imposed her practice by the implementation of this act, she made the decision, along with all her partners to close her practice!!!! She had been my physician for so many years! It is NOT easy when you have been dealing with autoimmune issues like I have for over 18+ years to suddenly have your physician stripped away from you! Trying to find another doctor that understands my illnesses and me is a challenge that I truly DO NOT have the energy for!!!! Then there is the astronomical cost!!! This year our (for my husband and I -I just turned 50 and he is 52) insurance cost is going up $300 per month!!!! I'd like to know what's affordable about that? That was choosing our best option. We are deeply concerned that next year the only option that will be available to us is going to be so much costly! Then there's the issue of Medicare! My parents are on Medicare. I cannot believe the number of doctors that will not accept Medicare patients anymore because Medicare isn't paying like it used to. No business can function that way!! Watching my sick mother deal with trying to get care and prescriptions is sickening!!! The thing that bothers me the most is that if these circumstances were affecting your lives or that of our president I do not believe this stupid act would have ever been passed in the first place!!!!!