NEWS: WTAE ABC 4: Small Business Employees React to Life Changes Necessitated by Affordable Care Act

January 30, 2014

Sticker Shock Alert: President Obama’s #BrokenPromises Present Harsh Reality for Pennsylvania Families

MURPHY: “Because of the president’s broken promises, these families and small businesses are now forced to buy insurance they can’t afford.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s WTAE ABC 4 on Wednesday provided a glimpse of the sticker shock that is now a sad reality for too many Americans as the president’s health care law takes effect. Employees at a McKeesport, Pennsylvania, auto body shop are faced with skyrocketing premiums and deductibles as a result of the law. In a heart wrenching scene that is likely being repeated across the country, one employee told WTAE, “They call it the ‘Affordable Health Plan,’ there’s nothing affordable about it. I can’t afford it.” Another employee, a 53-year-old named Judy, is facing a 42 percent increase in her monthly premiums from $929 to $1,316 a month, on top of a $4,000 deductible. Judy commented, “I don’t know how President Obama thinks that he’s helping us, because we can’t afford this.” The company’s insurance broker, Charles Moore, explained, “One size does not fit all in medical insurance.”

Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy, who represents Western, Pennsylvania, commented, “I ask the president to personally watch this news story and see the shock and heartbreak of my hardworking Western Pennsylvania constituents as they learn how much Obamacare will cost them. Because of the president’s broken promises, these families and small businesses are now forced to buy insurance they can’t afford.”

Small Business Employees React to Life Changes Necessitated by Affordable Care Act

January 29, 2014

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