Terri, I never assumed that you are rich but "Obamacare" never prevented or outlawed people making more money. You are posting on a public board, lambasting a program due to your personal situation and then complaining that they don't know your personal situation. But... we should take your criticism seriously.
Obviously, you don't like paying for insurance, even with a subsidy. You should have a more in depth conversation with Jeff. There is a reason this former libertarian, anti- most all government programs is headed to D.C. to protect the A.C.A. . Ask him. Almost all of us have worked and paid out payroll taxes for Social Security all our lives and our employers, if we have them, have been matching that money. Would you be so mad if the Medicare lifeline were not so close? Yes it's a fact of life... if you are receiving public aid of any kind, whether it was earned in the past or not, it will be reduced, cut altogether or your additional incomes taxed or penalized if they exceed certain thresholds. It is any recipients responsibility to know what those thresholds are. Obama didn't prevent you from working or earning, you decided it wasn't worth working more and paying more for your insurance on the same income/benefit table we all have to deal with.
If everybody followed your model and said oh well, I feel pretty good and I'm going to save that dang insurance money ( and yes it's a struggle for most of us and at the least a major expense), and if the health crap hits the fan, I will apply for financial aid, you would be S.O.L. because the financial aid well would be bone dry.
"They tried to bury us, but did not know we were seeds." Mexican proverb