Honest and transparent politicians are very rare, and so the game politicians play is deception. For example, to look good, the Congress passed laws increasing benefits to those on social security tied to inflation. The Feds have the CPI which is the mechanism that determines the rate of inflation. CPI does not include the cost of gas or food in figuring inflation. See the deception? Obamacare was never designed for easier access and less cost for health care. It was designed to destroy the "for profit" health care industry, so that nothing is left but govt health care.