Obamacare Sticker Shock for Pittsburgh Workers

The reality of Obamacare hit home for the employees of Simonetta’s Collision Repair Center in McKeesport. WTAE news captured the reaction of six employees who were told their copays, deductibles, and (in most cases) premiums would increase dramatically under Obamacare.

Judy saw her premiums increase 42% and her deductible increase to $4,000. When asked how she was going to do this she said, “I don’t know. . . . I don’t know how the President Obama thinks he is helping us. . . because we can’t afford this.”

Co-worker Jeff agreed. “I can’t afford it. This is not acceptable.”

And Christy, a mom of two was told she will pay $895 a month for health insurance, she noted, “That’s a house payment for most people.”

This sad story is happening to workers and families across Pennsylvania and the county. Instead of the promises of “Affordable Care Act,” the reality is that Americans are finding health insurance more expensive while an estimated 5 million Americans had their plans canceled.

It’s time to start over and go back to the drawing board, with real solutions to make health care more affordable for all.