Metalism: ACA metal levels make possible a new form of class discrimination

The chosen metal levels in ACA plans are not private and the different metals naturally attract their own distinctive populations based on their economic situation. The ACA metal levels provides the opportunity to distinguish people into class labels that they will not be able to escape from. We will see bronze, silver, and gold/platinum people. Although this identification is possible to change during future open-enrollment periods, there are strong economic reasons for selecting the specific metal level they currently hold. While a bronze-plan holder can upgrade to a more noble metal, doing so will come with a much higher monthly premium that will be harder to cover indefinitely. Over time, the metal levels may become the class identifications for class conflicts the alluded USA politics until now.