Remember that Obamacare is a "tax" not a solution.
Yes we have people that abuse the system, but the abuse will still exist and we will be taxed more. Do you think the "undocumented" will be asked to pay a fine? No, there is a reason they are "undocumented" and they will continue to go to the ER on the taxpayer's dime even after the full implementation of Obamacare.
There was a time when people could simply pay for a doctor's visit out of pocket, and even the poor could set up a payment plan if need be. You had a personal relationship with your physician, and it was affordable by comparison. Then came the malpractice suits, and the trial lawyers suing for every little thing. Then came the insurance companies found a way to charge doctors and protect them from malpractice suits. It resulted in increased costs, and then insurance companies then started telling people that they would need insurance to cover their medical care (created networks ie HMO's etc.). Such networks resulted in restricted access to doctors. As the healthcare industry grew, they became special interest groups that lobbied for favor when it came to peddling their drugs and medical equipment (add that to the cost).
So now we want to add yet another level of bureaucracy (government intervention), and somehow that's supposed to simplify the process. Uh-no.
So let's see... we went from just seeing a doctor to now dealing with paying increased costs to help support lawyers, insurance companies/medical groups, special interest groups and now the government. Somehow that seems less than fair.
Many would say that socialized medicine works in Europe. I argue that they are taxed at ridiculously high rate, and within smaller countries those taxes may go to the programs that they are intended. In the United States, however, I would argue that this money would disappear into a bureaucratic black-hole consisting of many agencies merely duplicating their efforts in the name of oversight. Once Obamacare is institutionalized, it will continue to be a drain out on our resources (tax payer money) with the need for continually increased funding, similar to Social Security and Medicare, a century later.
People claim they like transparency. Yet our tax code, healthcare system and our namely our government like to complicate things to the point where no one will be able to understand the intricacies of their policies (how many have read Obamacare in full?), and in the confusion we are held hostage by so called experts (accountants, healthcare/insurance specialists and law makers).
Again simplicity is the key to a more prosperous and efficient country, not government bloat.