POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:38pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:37pm
Tyler , TX (KETK) — Obamacare is supposed to be affordable and available to all Americans, and if anyone does not have health insurance they will be required to pay a fee.
However, there may be a gap in those who qualify. Meet Bill Wright.
He is a Flint, Texas resident who has been left without health insurance for 18 years.
He thought Obamacare would change this, but unfortunately it's a different story.
"If you don't qualify for Obamacare they put you on Medicaid, but the state of Texas hasn't expanded cause they're fighting it and so i'm stuck in a hole," said Wright.
This sel-employed contractor applied for medicaid, was denied, applied for Obamacare and is eligible for the regular pay price, but simply cant afford it.
"I can't afford, you know, 3 or 4 hundred dollars a month when i don't make but 3 or 4 hundred dollars a month and if its insurance or groceries... i'm gonna eat."
However, Wright has been exempted from paying the fee people without health insurance will have to pay in the new year. so what does this mean for people like wright?
They will just have to wait for now..
"The state won't cover me, federal government won't cover me, so i'm on my own."