Republicans, smelling blood in the water due to the botched website of the affordable care act have lost sight of it's many benefits, both to taxpayers and citizens. I would invite those tempted to "pile on" and dismiss the affordable care act as unnecessary, to please read through the information in these links. This law saves taxpayers billions in Medicare costs, closes a badly needed prescription drug loophole, and increases efforts to fight fraud among other things. There will always be those so blinded by hate that they will focus only on it's flaws, and ignore it's many good points.
I would remind everyone there is no such thing as a perfect healthcare system, but suggest that our old system that was designed to benefit mostly insurance companies and HMO's left many people without badly needed coverage, this law helps close this coverage gap while saving taxpayers billions.
Most industrialized countries provide free healthcare to their citizens. It is sad that America, with all it's wealth, is so dominated by multi-billion dollar corporations and their headlong pursuit of profits, that it cannot do the same.