Watch: Employees in Pennsylvania Company Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare | The Weekly Standard
Watch: Employees in Pennsylvania Company Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare
10:43 AM, JAN 30, 2014 • BY DANIEL HALPER
A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees their learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare:
"Look at the numbers," says the reporter of two employees. "Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible. Since Obamacare went into effect, it's now jumped 60 percent to $2,000. That's nothing compared to Brian, Kristi, and Judy who have kids. they are going to pay twice that, four grand." The reporter adds that co-pays are being increased, too.
"I don't know how President Obama thinks he's helping us because we can't afford this, we can't afford to pay these co-pays, to pay these deductibles on what we're making," says one of the workers.
Another worker adds, "They call it the affordable health plan. There's nothing affordable about it. I can't afford it."