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Watch: Employees in Pennsylvania Company Learn of Increased Health Costs Due to Obamacare
Weekly Standard ^ | January 30, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/30/2014 12:20:23 PM PST by grundle

A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees their learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuA2_P-m4Sk

"Look at the numbers," says the reporter of two employees. "Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible. Since Obamacare went into effect, it's now jumped 60 percent to $2,000. That's nothing compared to Brian, Kristi, and Judy who have kids. they are going to pay twice that, four grand." The reporter adds that co-pays are being increased, too.

"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," says one of the workers.

Another worker adds, "They call it the affordable health plan. There's nothing affordable about it. I can't afford it."

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Before Obamacare was passed, we critics said that it's biggest parts were timed so as to not take place until after the 2012 election, and that these things would make health care more expensive. The Obama supporters laughed at us, called us racist, and said we didn't care about people.

Now that the 2012 election is over, our predictions are coming true.

Pennsylvania voted for Obama in both elections. I live in Pennsylvania, and I still see Obama bumper stickers all over the place.

It's too bad this news story doesn't tell us which of these employees voted for Obama and which did not.

1 posted on 01/30/2014 12:20:23 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Attention: Elected Democrats:

Let the BUTT-PUCKERING FEAR and PANIC Commence!


2 posted on 01/30/2014 12:22:26 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All

how many of those “workers” voted for the one? How many of them supported democrats for the senate and the house?
They get what they deserve.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 12:24:59 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: grundle
Another worker adds, "They call it the affordable health plan. There's nothing affordable about it. I can't afford it."

Well those people who are on welfare and dont want to work sure appreciate your tax money and willingness to pay for their insurance.

4 posted on 01/30/2014 12:25:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grundle

I have little sympathy for people who didn’t see this coming. When you elect an America-hating, White-hating redistributionist you get laws that take money away from those who produce it and give it to those who vote for more money.

I saw it coming. It was obvious.

The public has its head up its anal passageway and didn’t have the mental capacity to know what they were electing. No tears from me for these people. Tears for the normal people who didn’t vote for the marxist.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 12:28:16 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: grundle

Outrageous.

I hope they weren’t obama voters.

I watched the first 4 minutes.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 12:29:22 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: newnhdad
Tell them to stop the bickering. If everyone would just stop the bickering we'd be just fine. We need to stop the bickering in Washington...which means citizens should just put up with whatever we get.
7 posted on 01/30/2014 12:29:39 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: grundle

Premiums went up on most people because they are helping to subsidize the treatment of AIDS patients.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 12:29:50 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: grundle
wow — that's just gut wrenching. How does a 51 yr old woman working as an adminsitrative ass’t positon in a collision repair shop afford a $1400/mos insurance premium and a $4K deductable? She effectively is paying only for catastrophic care.
9 posted on 01/30/2014 12:30:05 PM PST by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: grundle

Elections have consequences. Think before you vote next time. Until then, Enjoy the Suck.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 12:30:55 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: newnhdad

They should have asked them who they voted for.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 12:31:10 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: grundle
Let me see here....

Pennsylvania....

Let me see....Pennsylvania....

I can't remember....Pennsylvania....

Pennsylvania, rings a bell.... OH YEAH, I remember!

YOU VOTED FOR IT! YOU OWN IT!

12 posted on 01/30/2014 12:31:34 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: grundle

Mainstream America needs to go from disengaged and disinterested to ANGRY!


13 posted on 01/30/2014 12:32:00 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: grundle
Let me see here....

Pennsylvania....

Let me see....Pennsylvania....

I can't remember....Pennsylvania....

Pennsylvania, rings a bell.... OH YEAH, I remember!

(with correct picture)

YOU VOTED FOR IT! YOU OWN IT!

14 posted on 01/30/2014 12:33:08 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: grundle

Welcome to the party, pals.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 12:34:32 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: DCBryan1

I’m always so grateful to live in the solid CONSERVATIVE South.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 12:35:18 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: grundle

This is all going according to plan. Just when the cries get loudest and violence seems imminent, the Dems will call a press conference and offer a solution.

“Hey, we’re reasonable, let’s just get rid of the ACA and replace it with something simpler and more affordable to you...we call it “single payer.”


17 posted on 01/30/2014 12:35:31 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: grundle

But you can now get insurance paid abortions, birth control, and sex change operations! That is a big plus for most families. Right?


18 posted on 01/30/2014 12:38:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: grundle

Bookmark for later


19 posted on 01/30/2014 12:38:54 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: newnhdad
how many of those “workers” voted for the one? How many of them supported democrats for the senate and the house?

Great, but unfortunaly, WE also get what they deserve.

20 posted on 01/30/2014 12:39:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: grundle

These people mistakenly believe that Obamacare was meant to help the people and be a success. It wasn’t. It was meant to fail (and bring on single-payer) and to control the people.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 12:42:04 PM PST by MNGal
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To: grundle

It’s likely a real dollar impact

But,

That video looks staged !!!!!


22 posted on 01/30/2014 12:43:29 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: grundle

How many of those complaining workers living in that blue state voted for Obama?


23 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:04 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: onyx

I hope they were....................


24 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:19 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: P.O.E.

PA Ping


25 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:26 PM PST by randita
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To: grundle
Odds are these employees that are upset voted for Obastard (PA went for him, right?), so tough noogies. You were warned, and you chose not to believe us.

I'm still pi$$ed the LIVs are bringing us all down with them.

It's too bad this news story doesn't tell us which of these employees voted for Obama and which did not.

Do you think they'd really fess up to that now?

26 posted on 01/30/2014 12:44:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: newnhdad

—— how many of those “workers” voted for the one? How many of them supported democrats for the senate and the house? ——

It sounds like the last lady interviewed may have. She wants the company to pay the deductible.

People don’t understand that the expense comes right off the top of the employee’s salary, when “the company pays for it.”


27 posted on 01/30/2014 12:45:12 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: grundle

Bfl


28 posted on 01/30/2014 12:45:13 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: grundle

Poor Judy! Her premiums went up 42%/mo. Poor Gary - the owner of the business - his went up 62%.

Welp....0bammy didn’t say it was going to be affordable for crazy @zz crackers!!

How else do we think healthcare will be *affordable* for all the illegals and those who depend on welfare as a career?

I wonder how long before this video is yanked.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 12:45:46 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnTSxONpO4o


30 posted on 01/30/2014 12:50:52 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: onyx
I hope they weren’t obama voters.

I hope they were, too. I hope all of their friends and families voted for this.
Although, I doubt that the owner of this shop did.
31 posted on 01/30/2014 12:52:47 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: grundle

I don’t understand how the bottom hasn’t fallen out yet. Sure, the Christmas #’s where weak, but not off the table. At what point is there a massive contraction that not even the liars in this administration can hide?


32 posted on 01/30/2014 12:56:27 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: CWW
wow — that's just gut wrenching. How does a 51 yr old woman working as an adminsitrative ass’t positon in a collision repair shop afford a $1400/mos insurance premium and a $4K deductable?

It is gut-wrenching and I'm sure she can't.

Seems likely these numbers would fit the 'unaffordability' criterion for her and she would qualify for a subsidy on an exchange. I'm no expert on employer coverage as long gone from that marketplace.

33 posted on 01/30/2014 12:56:28 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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And people are still taking potshots at Cruz. He is right to take no more questions on the Obama-Reid shutdown. It just gives them another chance to lie about it on the airwaves.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 12:57:49 PM PST by firebrand
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To: DCBryan1
Not so fast, dude:

Pennsylvania, 2012 election:


35 posted on 01/30/2014 12:58:03 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: grundle

“I live in Pennsylvania, and I still see Obama bumper stickers all over the place.”

***

Yes, one of my friends has one of those stickers from 2008.

Her employer reduced her hours, so she no longer qualifies for company health care. She was whining that an individual policy will cost her a fortune and she will have a hefty deductible — the employer’s insurance had no deductible.

But she won’t blame Obama. She’ll blame her employer, insurance companies, anyone else but Obama. She’s a true believer, not unlike those who perished at Jonestown. And like those at Jonestown, she will die for her god.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 1:00:11 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: grundle

Obama would just say their employer needs to raise their pay to help them afford the higher costs.


37 posted on 01/30/2014 1:02:10 PM PST by MNnice
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To: grundle

I think the plump blond woman with the 2 kids who’s paying 1300 dollars a month now voted for Obama. You could see the surprise and confusion in her face as she was talking.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 1:03:42 PM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
At what point is there a massive contraction that not even the liars in this administration can hide?

No such threshold exists.

39 posted on 01/30/2014 1:03:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Timber Rattler

It does not matter how many rural counties are blue and vote for the GOP outside of the Democrat controlled big cities it is all about the numbers of Obama voters in those big cities overwhelming the suburban and rural votes.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 1:04:22 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zeneta

Not staged...but the folks were being cautious knowing that they were on camera. A lot of folks are aware now that Obama uses various means to get back at detractors. Still, the 50 something year old lady’s facial expressions were priceless...an Obama voter realizing that “her man” has done her wrong”!


41 posted on 01/30/2014 1:07:37 PM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: CWW

At my job, rates went up around 5% but the dedictible went to $5000 for faily. No more co-pays either. Used to be $30. Now you pay 100% till you hit the $5000 dedictible.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 1:09:16 PM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: grundle
Now that the 2012 election is over, our predictions are coming true.

Late in 2012, wifey and I both had cataract surgery on both eyes...during a chat with a lefty neighbor, I mentioned that we'd wanted to get it all done before the end of that year before "Obama blows the whole system up".

She smirked and said something like "Oh you don't really believe that do you?"...........We've never had any further utterance from her regarding politics or 'healthcare'.

43 posted on 01/30/2014 1:10:11 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: grundle

PA people would like to think they can afford everything Obama and Casey have in mind for them.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 1:11:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You know what I mean. Regardless of their lies at some point things just collapse. That is not able to be hidden. They can call black white but it is still white. 2+2=4 regardless of what the Obama’s say.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 1:12:58 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: packrat35

If it wasn’t for the hardship on well-deserving people, the whole thing would be comical to those voting for “freebies”.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 1:13:04 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: driftdiver

Yeah, if the gold plan doesn’t cost you any more than the base level plan, ie, $0 - then why not go for the gold, whilst someone else can’t afford the bronze?


47 posted on 01/30/2014 1:14:48 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

We laugh, but millions of families believe the government should fund sex-change operations. They don’t want such “surgery” for themselves, but they would like their neighbors to have access to it in the name of “sexual freedom”.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 1:16:55 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The stampede for the exits has started ... and it's not inconsequential:

Abandon ship: Henry Waxman to retire

" .....this is no ordinary retirement; this is House Democrats losing one of their policy engines. It’s no ordinary retirement for the leadership, either. Waxman was, famously, one of Pelosi’s right-hand men; so was George Miller, another California Democrat who’s on his way out."

49 posted on 01/30/2014 1:17:19 PM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Even if the “bottom” falls out, the American people won’t believe it.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 1:18:11 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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