A subsidized health insurance plan isn't going to reduce costs of healthcare enough if it is still privatized. we either need to get rid of it or give universal healthcare to all, preferably the later
Should the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or, colloquially, Obamacare, be repealed?
No. The Affordable Care Act is better than what come before and is better than the single payer approach. There are definitely parts about the law that need to be changed. It requires everyone to get health insurance. It provides subsidies to those who cannot afford it. Each state is required to build an exchange to create a functioning marketplace in their state. If a state can do better by covering more people at a lower cost, the state has the option to implement those changes
We need to replace it, but not with universal healthcare, which had fail in every country that has tried it. What universal healthcare really means is that you can get on a list for heath care and if you don't die they will treat you sooner or later.
What's sad is there was a plan that would have offered coverage to anyone who wanted it, the policy was a cost plus, that is insurance companies only got paid if they approved procedures, so they would be enticed to find way to cover people, no to deny them. Now to entice people to get coverage, hospital would be allowed to deny treatment to those who can't pay. We would also have a program to help the poor pay for coverage. A Win, win, you don't have to have coverage, but you can't get treatment unless you pay, so the rest of us won't get stuck with the bill.
I feel it will improve with time. SS also had a very difficult start up. Many now have coverage that they previously could not afford. And the pre existing situation really needed fixing.