First, it was passed on a totally partisan basis, paying no attention to the views of the citizens who were overwhelmingly opposed to this “change”.
This “we know best and have the power” attitude smacks of authoritarianism.
Second, it violated a host of important promises ranging from “transparency” to “no tax increases for anyone who earns less than $200,000” (originally $250,000), to the assertion that health care costs are preventing new firms from being formed (a real reach since it is not mandatory, yet, that firms must provide health care insurance).
Add to that promises that we can keep our health care insurance that we can see any doctor that we want, that premiums will fall and a host of other assertions from the Whitehouse and members of Congress.
Assertions that health care is a “right” are simply incorrect, it’s not in the Constitution and it’s not someone’s “right” if I have to work to pay for it.
Finally, the preferences explicitly shown for trial lawyers and union members, “Obama Buddies”, were offensive. A sad showing indeed. This was not “government of the people, by the people”, just a few people imposing their values on the people.