As reported by THV11, "Rori Callaway's family got a jolt recently when they looked at the paycheck her husband, Zach, got from his Dallas public school teaching job: a 30% increase in their health insurance premium. The Dallas family of three stuck with the cheapest plan available during open enrollment, but is now paying $760 a month." "The individual's premium isn't supposed to total more than 9.5% of household income. The Callaways' is now almost double that."
" Karen Pollitz, senior analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation, says
families including the Callaways could still shop on the new exchanges;
they just wouldn't be eligible for subsidies or tax credits because
subsidies are only available to those who can't get affordable coverage.
If the plans become unaffordable for the first time outside of a
typical fall-to-fall plan year, they may qualify for a special
Who the heck could afford any of the exchange premiums rates without a tax credit or subsidy!? Have you looked at them!? I did- the premiums are higher and less is covered while all the copays, deductibles and OOP Maxes are increased. It seems to me that Obamacare is a failure for many American families.
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