POSTED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:58am
Tyler, TX — Health care is not something people want to hear about these days, but many will see changes starting in January.
"The open enrollment period will start in October and it's 15 pages long," says Robert Hahn, Owner and Insurance Agent, at Robert Hahn Insurance Agency.
An application to apply for health insurance that many won't be happy about.
"Individuals are going to be required to carry health insurance coming January 2014 and if they don't it's going to be a $95 dollar penalty, the second year $325 dollars and the third year $695 dollars," says Robert Hahn.
As the government continues to spend, health care has become a crisis.
"I think it's really disappointing what's happening to health care," says James Hescock, Tyler resident.
Health and Human Service Secretary reports, Obamacare is responsible for the rising costs of health care.
"When the Obamacare comes into effect in January the big winners are going to be the uninsured, they're going to be able to obtain insurance at a low cost and some case no cost, people with very limited income are going to be able assistance or at least subsidized," says Robert Hahn.
Reports say, Americans are expected to see a 32% increase for individual policies.
"It really adds a burden that I made not be able to carry as well as I did before."
There will be tax credits to help people afford, or what some say, don't want to work to obtain health insurance. In result, insurance companies will increase their rates.
"The word out is other companies have to raise their rates, they've been quoted 20-40% percent to offset having to cover pre-existing conditions and the uninsured," says Robert Hahn.
"It's not fair that insurance companies are dictating what you can and cannot do and what you need and don't need and now Obama saying you have to have this," says Kimberly Bodiford, East Texas resident.
Hahn says, Medicare will see the greatest impact.
"They've already cut 700 billion in Medicare benefits already," says Robert Hahn.