It's clear from this discussion that the ACA is producing friction between people who fall into different groups under the law. If you get free insurance those that have to pay resent that. If you receive a subsidy those that don't resent that.
These feelings, whether justified or not, are entirely predictable. It would have been nice if the drafters of the bill would have anticipated this instead of falling over backwards to protect existing stakeholders.
There is a kid at work who has T1. He lost his previous job and with it his health insurance. He tried to use NPH and R but between the unpredictability of these insulin's and having been given only the barest instructions from a pharmacist, he was always running dangerously high. He's not even 20 and he already has neuropathy in his hands.
Now working with us he has insurance and has been able to see a doctor and get a prescription. If for no other reason it is in all of our best interest to not be wasting and discarding so much human potential.
We have heard similar stories on this forum many times. The healthcare system and society in general is letting down millions of our citizens. Things like this should not be happening in the richest country in the history of mankind.