My husband and I are both self employed. We have always paid higher premiums for health care coverage than our corporate peers, but understood it was a cost of self employed. When the decision to pass this law was made, I was happy to learn that we could keep our current plan, if we wanted to. I was relieved, I had worked very hard to find the plan we had and it worked well for us, pre-existing conditions and all. I was devastated later to learn that the President was mis-informed on his own plan and I would have to sign up for a new one. Our monthly premiums went up $200 and did not include dental, which would be another $200. In other words, with a stroke of a pen, Mr. Obama cost my family $400 a month. What is equally horrific, is my deductible, which went from $2500 a year to $12,000!!. Here’s the new narrative in my families life…my oldest son went to the emergency room last month. I just received a bill for over $6000….that same bill would have been $1200 under the plan I had. AND, for the first time ever, my family doesn’t have dental coverage, because now, we can’t afford it. This plan is an utter disaster, I am on a mission to share my story with anyone, and everyone, chat rooms, discussion boards, media, you name it.