The administration bungled its chance when Democrats had majorities in both houses for two years, before the Tea Party had any influence. The administration had a one-issue plan, and the president expended all his political capital on it.
These commenters are so full of it. If you don't like the cost, then simply don't pay for the product.
"But, but, but...dinosaurs will come back from the dead and eat us all if I don't get a smartphone."