Americans are expressing outrage and sticker shock over the cancellation of their health insurance plans due to Obamacare and the increased costs of the plans being offered to replace them.
In a WAAY-Alabama report, Casey Heaps said she was shocked to learn her health insurance policy was canceled and that her rates under Obamacare were increasing.
“This is not affordable at all. This is the unaffordable care act. I don’t know what this world is coming to. It’s scary,” said Heaps. “It makes me want to cry… When Obamacare hit I thought, ‘Wow, it’s gonna be affordable.’ That has not been the case… This has just put me in a whirlwind. I have no idea what I’m going to do.”
Heaps is not alone.
“This is too crazy to be serious,” said fellow Alabaman Jay Long, whose family plan was canceled due to Obamacare. “It’s turned out to be the opposite of what they said it was going to be.”
His wife, Courtney Long, said they were paying $352 a month for insurance; under Obamacare, the Long’s will pay $796 a month with significantly higher deductibles.
“I’m angry,” said Courtney Long.
To date, Obamacare has resulted in the cancellation of nearly five million Americans’ insurance policies. When Obamacare’s employer mandate begins to take effect next year, the Obama Administration’s own estimates predict another 78 million Americans will see their policies canceled as well.
Obamacare will cost U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years.