joneses if you are worried about more government control you should be paying closer attention to the republican agenda. They want to take away a woman's right to have an abortion (if you are against abortion DON"T GET ONE). They are passing voter suppression laws to keep certain demographics from voting. With big money pouring in from the top 1% like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson our democracy is being sold to the highest bidder. You should also have more respect for the President. It is President Obama. He was actually elected to the presidency and should be treated with the respect the office commands. As far as the Affordable Care Act it will be a great thing for the people of this country. You may be in good health or your employer may provide you with good insurance. If so then you are one of the lucky ones. I haven't been so lucky. I was self employed trying to keep a small business going. I had health insurance that was an individual policy. Every year the premiums increased. The policy didn't cover preventative care so I didn't go to the dr unless I just had too. I became ill & had to go to the dr office. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My insurance kicked in after my deductible and paid my hospital & treatment bills. The next year my premiums went from $500 a month to $850 a month and that was raising my deductible to $5000. I scraped by and kept paying it. The next year it increased to $1050 a month with a $10,000 deductible. I was still under a doctors care and did without a lot of things I needed just to pay it. The next year it increased to $1250 a month. No way I could pay it. The insurance co didn't cancel my policy they just forced me out because I could no longer pay the premiums. the ACA will prevent insurance co from doing that. They can not turn you down for pre existing conditions, they can't drop you if you get sick, there will be no lifetime cap, preventative care will be covered, if you change jobs you can take your insurance with you. What exactly is there not to like? I believe this will help Americans not hurt them. You will not be "taxed" if you do not get insurance because you can not afford, only if you can afford it and still don't get it. You are required by law to have automobile insurance if you drive a car. If I were you I wouldn't hold my breath on republicans getting the senate majority. President Barack Obama will be elected for a second term and the senate will remain democratic party control and with the do nothing, party of NO, house they may regain some seats there as well. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!