POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 3:59pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:02pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — California engineer Tom Waschura said, "I was laughing at Boehner, until the mail came today,"
We passed "Obamacare," and now we're finding out what's in it.
I won't even get into the computer problems today.
The following is from the San Jose Mercury News which is not exactly a republican paper:
Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.
Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.
Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.
"Welcome to the club," said Robert Laszewksi, a prominent health care consultant and president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates in Virginia.
"For years, the nation has been embroiled in the political rhetoric of "Obamacare," but this past week the reality of the new law sank in as millions of Americans had their first good look at how the 3 1/2-year-old legislation will affect their pocketbooks."
"I really don't like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family's pocket each year, that's otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy."
Ahh, and so it begins...
That's my point of view, what is yours?
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