As usual, I think you are dreamin'! I don't have to negotiate my health insurance. I know it will be more expensive than what I have now.$10 copay huh! That will be the day!<quoted text>
You want answers from me? Okay!
We are going to pay for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. As usual. Just like we do now. You were hoping that it would be free?
The coverage is whatever you negotiate with whatever private insurance company you wish, just like you do now.
Since presumably you will continue with your present healthcare insurance company and your present doctor, the time to get a doctor's appointment will be the same as it is now.
You go to get healthcare at the same places you go now.
How does your doctor and healthcare insurance company treat elderly people now? There's your answer.
You can continue to go to the emergency room for routine healthcare, just like you do now. Without healthcare insurance, many people will be forced to do so. But, as you point out, it will be very expensive for all of the rest of us.
Life is not simple. Thousands of doctors, healthcare providers, healthcare insurance companies, AARP, and many other organizations provided inputs to the US legislature on the healthcare bill. If you were hoping for a simple answer, you will not get it.
I will point out that, if you want a REALLY "simple answer," go become a citizen of Canada, France, Israel, Cuba, or any industrialized country which has universal healthcare. You will make a small co-payment to get medical service.(I understand that the co-pay in Israel is around $10 US, or so. Look it up.)
Of course, that is "socialism," but what do YOU care? You would be financially able to take those two vacations per year which you miss so much. Ain't socialism grand?