I'd like to hear about ONE example where someone who was paying for their own health insurance before ACA took effect saw their premiums and/or deductible DECREASE.
Yes, there are millions more insured people now, but their plans essentially pay Medicaid rates, which is to say, nearly nothing at all.
In contrast, the thought of moving to *sunny* Silicon Valley, with rents starting at $2500 per month, no legal esc*rting venues aside from a 5 hour drive to the NV deserts (just to overpay for it, BTW), no sense of community/culture among the working denizens, and being cooped up in an office park 12-15 hours per day sounds miserable to me. Sure, there's snow in the Great Lakes region, but let me tell you this ... after a hard day of work, I'd like a nice hard workout with a stripper in a warm hotel room. In contrast, the only thing I'd look forward to in SV is going to an "In And Out" for a burger. Sorry, but I prefer a real *In And Out* :-) !
I applaud your honesty and agree with most of your statements.