* Has some very limited cost containment measures in the law, but there are no draconian measures forcing rationing. There are no "death panels" in the law, despite the rhetoric designed to scare citizens.
* Will not ask small businesses with under 50 people to cover its workers. These employees will get private insurance on their own via "exchanges" set up by states and/or the feds (or be taxed).
* Requires businesses with over 50 full-time employees to cover folks who work over 30 hours weekly or pay a penalty. Businesses with over 200
employees must automatically enroll their full-time employees, although the employee can opt out if he/she chooses to do so.
* Individuals must get health insurance one way or the other or face a gradually increasing tax. The misunderstood "health exchanges" are being set up by the Feds and states to help this along. The concept is to spread the risk among young and old, healthy and sick.
I have stated repeatedly in commentaries nationwide that single payer (Medicare for All) is the option that our nation must inevitably take for cost containment reasons. But, in the meantime, the ACA is not so bad after all, is it? It may not be the long-term solution, and but it is at least movement in the right direction in the short run.