Skip to comments.Report: New Yorkers Forced to Choose Between Groceries and Obamacare
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:10:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A new report from WHEC in Rochester is painting a very bleak scenario for New Yorkers, some forced to choose between buying groceries or purchasing Obamacare plans, some concerned about going bankrupt after falling ill.
So why are New Yorkers concerned about going bankrupt due to Obamacare? Especially when the President has continually made such statements as, I am as proud as Ive ever been by the work we did to make sure that in this country, if you get sick you dont go bankrupt and that you can get the health care that you need?
And why are they choosing between basic necessities and an Obamacare plan when the President has claimed many people will be able to find plans that are cheaper than their cell phone or cable bill?
The Affordable Care Act, simply isnt affordable. In fact, many New Yorkers are opting to pay the fine because they cant afford the high premiums from Obamacare.
People are choosing between groceries and health insurance. People are worried about going bankrupt if they get sick. News10NBC is hearing dilemma after dilemma from New Yorkers signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
A lot of people have been complaining on News10NBCs Facebook page about facing a fine if they dont sign-up for health insurance. Many say they cant afford the premiums or the deductibles and it would be cheaper to stay uninsured and pay the penalty.
WHEC also mentions the March 31st deadline, saying you could face a fine if the deadline is missed. They report that the deadline stands.
RNC Spokesman Raffi Williams says otherwise.
Todays ObamaCare deadline may as well be written in sand, because different states now have different deadlines, he said. The only thing we know for certain about ObamaCare is the website is a disaster and that the White House hasnt been transparent about how many people have paid their premiums, which would officially enroll them into the law.
Indeed, the Washington Post has reported that the deadline will be extended to some time in mid-April, and nobody will be asked to cite a specific reason for being unable to enroll by the March deadline.
That said, New Yorkers seem more concerned with the costs associated with Obamacare.
Marian Schrader, a navigator paid to enroll people in the Obamacare exchanges tells WHEC that when people hear about the costly premiums, they decide not to enroll.
Im letting them know there is a fine, but I also understand if you cant afford to buy insurance, she said. I mean, are you going to buy insurance or buy food? Youre going to buy food.
Watch the full report below
Meanwhile, Barry and his commie ‘RATS are pigging out at their Victory Over America Party tonight.
No wonder the Dems are sweating the next election.
Obviously what is needed is BIGGER SUBSIDIES!
Shocking! Who here did not see the gun they are aiming at our heads.
not very many people. I predict that it will be waived on tax day.
Painting a very bleak scenario for New Yorkers
thas racess! oh BLEAK.... okay nevermind.
they ...the tegime spends tens of thousands to “capture” each enrollee..and they want to FINE ME??
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Man, this is terrible.. if NY had actually *voted* for zero, that’d be one thing, but /S
Look over there! Don't look at the gun I have to your head.
Resist we much /s
Jug ears MomJeans will be run out of DC on a rail. He won’t survive another 2 years. FUBAR.
They should get down on their scabby knees and thank their Obamasiah and his Affordable Healthcare Act that their health care is now affordable.
The Obamasiah saved them from being ripped off by those dirty capitalists engaging in private business to make their unspeakable profits.
Not a single malt, but have you tried this yet?
Shut up and eat your peas. Cancel your cell phone plan, sell your car, get rid of cable TV, cancel your internet, so you can buy your Obamacare.
I thought you were put in timeout? :)
Clearly this is all Bush’s fault. I mean, who can’t see that? Also, racist!
I’m ignoring it.