The affordable care act was billed as a way to lower the cost of health care and give it to everyone. When it really was wealth redistribution. Instead of tackling the high cost of health care by doing things like letting people go over state lines they just changed the people who are paying for it. I think most of the bill had some good things but the mandate makes it toxic.
This is just going to be another drain on an already fragile economy. With unemployment likely to spike now since companies will not hire until they see who wins in November.
Also, "real" health care reform can never be achieved without TORT reform. Lowering health care costs can not be achieved until this happens.