I am no fan of Obamacare. I think it should be repealed and that it is a dangerous precedent to allow to government to try to force people to buy a product or service just to be alive. However, I keep reading these price horror stories and I thought I'd just share my price story as a balance. I got quotes on the site for my wife and I. The cheapest bronze plan for both of us would cost us 3 dollars per month. Yes, 3 dollars. The silver plan, which is actually a decent plan, will cost 133 dollars per month. These are after subsidy prices, I don't remember the pre-subsidy price. We have never taken a government entitlement before even though we would qualify. But after considering this for a while, We will take the subsidy and get something for our money rather than pay a fine and get nothing. Even Dr. Paul didn't mind bringing home the pork money after he voted no on the bill that got it. Likewise, I will continue to oppose obamacare, but while it's law, I won't throw money away as a fine just to prove a point.
These horror stories also always refer to the silver plans, not the cheaper bronze plan which in my case was cheaper than the fine.