Dr. Boozman's Check-up

The Associated Press is out with a story today confirming what we’ve been saying all along about President Obama’s health care law. It is going to make coverage unaffordable for everyone, including the very people the President seeks to provide coverage to— low-income workers.

Because this law is so poorly written, a worker making $21,000 a year may be offered plans with premiums that are near $2,000. Under the law, this is considered “affordable.” 

And this is just the beginning of the costs low income workers could face. For a basic plan, they could also face an annual deductible upwards of $3,000, before the coverage kicks in.

That’s almost a quarter of the annual salary of a worker making $21,000. And this is supposed to be affordable?

It’s further evidence that this law has to be replaced with reform that drives down the cost of health care and makes it truly affordable for every American.

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