The poor have medicaid. I don't think they even have a co-pay. This isn't about insuring the poor. They are going after people that have the money, but won't buy health insurance. I only know one person that Obamacare is going to help. He retired in his early 40s, and soon after was diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer which is extremely expensive to treat. He has to have the treatment in order to live another 10-15 years. Needless to say, no insurance company wanted to cover him. He was essentially uninsurable. He can get insurance now, and everyone is helping to pay for it.