What people in other states or countries don't understand is that every state has different rules, so you can't really say that ObamaCare is some really great thing that everyone needed. Here, to qualify for Medicaid (free insurance with no copays), you have to own less than $1,000 worth of stuff for an entire family. So we could all be homeless, but because we own the car we'd be sleeping in, no insurance for us.
What would make sense is expanding Medicaid qualifications, but that would require a huge cash outlay down the road for each state, so our state didn't go for that.
But everyone is required to have insurance now. Making people buy a product from a company whose executives earn more pooping in the bathroom than most of us earn in a month is not a heavy-handed government tactic. It's just a "tax," and we should be used to that sort of thing by now. So what's happening is that a lot of lower-middle class people are discovering they can't afford insurance and do the other things they like to do, such as eating and paying a mortgage.
Our insurance is changing next year. The upshot is that we're paying a lot more for less stuff, and we're thankful that we at least can afford to do that as long as no one actually gets sick.