The Blog

Mother Forced by Obamacare to Choose Between 'New Health Plan or Putting Food on the Table'

8:21 AM, Oct 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

An Allentown, Pennsylvania TV station reports that, because of Obamacare, one mother is forced to choose between a "new health plan or putting food on the table":

"One mother tells us the choice for her has come down to selecting a new health plan or putting food on the table," reporter Will Lewis says.

"A small group of people bound together by the need for health insurance, all say they are the people that the Affordable Care Act is not helping."  

"I feel it's important for people to understand that the premiums aren't affordable," says Jennifer Most, a mother, who "told the crowd she went to the government website with all intentions of signing up ... Jennifer and her husband are disabled, on a fixed income, and their five year old has a few medical problems as well," the reporter explains.

The woman says, "My premium for health insurance was $947.63."

"That is a over 765 dollars more than she currently pays," says the reporter.

"It would take food out of our mouths to be able to afford these coverages," the mother explains.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 15 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers