PA Families Complain About High Obamacare Premiums: “It Will Take Food Out Of Our Mouths”
Families in Allentown, Pennsylvania are upset with the high prices of Obamacare premiums, and they are speaking out. A group rallied at the courthouse in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Thursday to urge lawmakers to take action and stand their ground against Obamacare.
WFMZ 69 news reported:
One mother told 69 News the choice for her has come down to selecting a new health plan or putting food on the table.
It was a small group of people bound together by the need for health insurance. All said they are the people who the Affordable Care Act is not helping. “I feel it’s important for people to understand that the premiums aren’t affordable,” said Jennifer Most, of Morrisville. Most told the crowd she went to the government website with all intentions of signing up. She and her husband are disabled, on a fixed income, and their 5-year-old child has a few medical problems, as well. In order to stay covered, “my premium for health insurance was $947.63,” added Most. That is a more than $765 above what she currently pays. “It would take food out of our mouths to be able to afford these coverages,” said Most.
Others also took issue with the government’s plan. “It also implicitly punishes people who makes responsible, healthy choices like me, such as not smoking or overeating,” one speaker told the crowd. Small business owners talked about increased paperwork, and one teen told the crowd about how he can no longer save for college because he can’t work more than 29-1/2 hours due to the health care mandate for small business owners. “It’s annoying to me to have to be set to that limit when I’ve got time,” said Nathan Faucette, from Sellersville.
Hat Tip The Blaze