As a researcher, my concern with Obamacare is that it's dependent on the premise that young healthy people will make their way to the health exchanges; however, it achieves that objective by relying on bully-tactic regulations that impose rather than invite participation.
The official reason given for delaying the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers provide insurance coverage or face fines, is that employers need more time to implement it. The unofficial reason has more to do with the GOP's incessant efforts to bulldoze the law.
During the run-up to the recent election, President Obama's supporters constantly stressed the need to raise taxes on the one-percent to rescue us from the fiscal cliff. But a wedge issue that stirred more passion in that election was whether to sustain or repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
Much of the reporting by the media cloaks the fact that while there may be a political controversy about this mandate, there is no constitutional dispute that the federal government has the right to impose a healthcare mandate.
The federal government forces me to spend money in order to use a product/service to redress a market imperfection. As the result of these mandates, I get safer food, a cleaner environment, and more affordable healthcare.