My mood is more creative these days. I have less angst and fear of others. If one met me, they would see a well-balanced, neat, clean, intelligent woman on the outside. One would never see the turmoil, second guessing, sometimes sadness on the inside, but then, I was a drama minor in college and got all "A"s..
I do think the terrible things that the Tea Party representatives say about everyone from Girl Scouts to this President have created an acid base in my personality and has affected my mood. I do not worship this President or think he is better than sliced bread or even one of our most outstanding leaders in history. I do think he is so far better than the crazies the GOP has put forth who cannot relate to the poor, or those different in gender interests, heritage, religion and other areas of their life. I keep trying to see why we are so different, because I do think the average American is willing to compromise and does not think every millionaire is a crook and every poor person is a lazy slug. I lean liberal because I know who has more power to sway this world...the rich crook...they are more dangerous to our Democracy. The lazy will not revolt if they don't get a free ride...they just want food and health care. If we have a revolt it will happen when there is no longer a middle class.
I have been following the ACA Law and the criticisms of it as the weeks pass. While certain conservative press releases indicated that Obama's presidency has raised the price of health insurance dramatically...the facts are that the last real study on this done by a non-partisan group was in 2008. During that study and adding figures up to now it seems that under the Bush administration health care costs went up over 10% each year (closer to 13%) and under this recent President a little over 5% each year. The other argument against ACA is that over 100 health care classifications have been adopted and forced on insurers and doctors by this President. But research shows these classifications were created by the United Nations years ago, adopted under the Bush administration with a delayed implementation until this year!
The issue of the terrible roll-out of this process rests totally on the shoulders of this administration. I do not know why their IT work has been so very terrible, but I think it is because the people who got the contract were unqualified friends of the administration and they ended up subcontracting the work to some other contractor. (Shades of FEMA under Bush.) We will see what the head of Health and Human Services says to get out of this. There is no excuse! The government does this all the time...under both parties...I have worked as a Fed and remember a Senator's nephew who got a job in our building for no reason other than that he was a Senator's nephew!
Whether this ACA will work effectively or not, only time will tell. I do believe that everyone in the richest country in the world should have access to health care, everyone, including young working adults, should carry the burden of this health care, and I would much rather pay for someone's health insurance subsidy with my taxes rather than their visit to the emergency room in the hospital!
If you question how closely this subsidy will be regulated...that is up to each of us to question. We don't do it with Defense contractors but maybe we will with health companies.