Obamacare Is Punishing Working-Class Americans

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A family of four, making nearly $24,000 a year, is situated just above the national poverty line. Even though the family doesn't have health insurance, they are maintaining their current lifestyle. Now, this struggling family will have to come up with an extra 7,000 dollars annually to cover the health insurance being forced upon them by the government. The Affordable Care Act is punishing American citizens and it will not fulfill its purpose to lower the cost of health care for our country. Its poorly constructed plan is only a band-aid that is patching up a problem that will lead to more problems in the future.

Realistically, a family of four just above the poverty line wouldn't be able to afford health insurance even if they were getting some assistance from the government. The government's concern for people who are unable to afford health care is good, but pushing another expense on people is no way to solve their problem. Janet Trautwein the CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters -- a company that specializes in health insurance suggest that “Health insurance is expensive because healthcare is expensive”. There is no way to lower the cost of health insurance the government can interfere all they want but it will not do anything but driving the cost of health insurance up.

Over the next year the cost of health insurance is going to go up. Why? That is simple. Insurance companies are going to have to accept everybody, no exceptions. Yes, that means if someone is dying and the hospital, medication, and any other health related bills start piling up they have to get health insurance and the insurance company is not going to be able to drop their plan or deny them coverage. Karen Springer a local insuranc...

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