News footage captures despair on the faces of employees of a small business — the heartbeat of America’s economy – when they learn how the Affordable Care Act will impact their group health insurance plan.
ABC affiliate WTAE-TV was there when a company insurance agent handed the owner and employees of Simonetta’s Collision Repair Center their new benefits sheets and premium costs.
“They call it the ‘Affordable Health Plan.’ There’s nothing affordable about it. I can’t afford it,” one Simonetta worker, identified only as Jeff, says on the video.
Premium increases are only part of the story. Deductibles rose from $1,250 to $2,000 — $4,000 for employees with children. Co-pays to primary caregivers doubled from $20 to $40 per visit.
The company’s owner, Gary Simonetta, was hardest hit — his premium increased by more than $500 per month.
Since HealthCare.gov’s Oct. 1 rollout, we’ve heard many stories of cancelled policies and skyrocketing costs. But this is the first time we witness the moment when everyone in a small business learns how each has been shoehorned into a one-size-fits-all plan.
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