The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) is designed to make insurance more affordable. Many fall for the hype that it will increase costs. It's intent is the opposite.
Costs of healthcare are on the rise right now because people, such as my mom, who can not afford insurance end up in the hospitals and unable to pay their hospital bill. The hospital has to make up those costs. Have you ever seen a hospital bill? That dose of aspirin did not cost them $30. The doses they gave to all the people who didn't pay cost them $30 and that cost is being passed on to you or your insurance. Thus increasing the cost of insurance coverage.
Obamacare also requires that a large percent (85?) of the money paid into insurance goes toward actual healthcare. Not CEO salaries and bonuses. I'm sure you can see why the medical profession would fear that. Since your insurance payment is more for healthcare and you're not paying those extras, your costs drop.
The affordability is designed to free up states to cover more people with the same budget. This means those above the poverty line, but not so far above that health insurance is easy to get, will qualify for state subsidized insurance.
Affordable Healthcare Act. That's the intention and that's what has worked in other countries.