Lots of misinformation out there due to the government shutdown and the opening of the ACA exchanges. Thought I'd see if I can get it straight. Any sensible reform of our healthcare system runs like this (and we're trying to make it so people aren't denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions):
1. Being denied coverage sucks, so let's make a law to prohibit this.
2. To keep costs from going up, let's require the young and healthy to have insurance (and everyone else, to be fair).
3. Oh, wait, poor people can't really afford insurance, so let's provide some subsidies so they can.
Romney's plan in MA and ObamaCare are both variations of this.
Now, Republicans don't like #1, 2 or 3 above, so America is now closed for business until Obama rescinds (or something).