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Pennsylvania company employees dismayed at rate increases due to Obamacare

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The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requirements has one Pennsylvania Company, Simonetta’s Collision Repair Center and its employees in shock when they realize how much their health insurance will cost them under Obamacare, the Weekly Standard reported on Thursday.

The Weekly Standard stated that a local news station went inside the company as the employees were given their new health plans under Obamacare and the employees were shocked at the increases of their monthly premiums and annual deductibles.

Their increase last year was 6 percent but this year, it increased 32 percent overall after Obamacare went into effect.

The annual deductibles increased as high as 60 percent for some of the employees, from $1250 to $2000 annually, while one employee, Judy, a mother with one child, whose deductible went up 50 percent from $2000 to $4000.

Their primary care co-pay went from $20 per visit to $40.

Judy, the mother of one child whose monthly premium went from $929 to $1316 said, “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.”

Another employee named Jeff said, “They call it the affordable health plan. There's nothing affordable about it. I can't afford it.”

Meanwhile, sick children are being denied specialty care because of Obamacare. The reporter in that report on Friday said, “Administrators at Seattle Children's today said they predicted this would happen, and it's even worse than they expected.”

“Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange.”



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