Has Signing up for Obamacare been a Positive Experience?

Has Signing up for Obamacare been a Positive Experience?

We've had stories about how Obamacare is affecting the nation but has signing up been a positive experience for people locally?
What about those that already have insurance through their jobs, is it costing them more?
We've had stories about how Obamacare is affecting the nation but has signing up been a positive experience for people locally? What about those that already have insurance through their jobs, is it costing them more?

WFFT's Brooke Welch spoke with 2 medical professionals both recently affected by insurance changes.

Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is an issue that is not going away anytime soon.  Two nurses that have worked at local hospitals have both been affected differently by these insurance changes.

"It's a Godsend." - Denise Sanders

"Premium have nearly doubled." - Erica Subler

With over 30 years of nursing experience, Denise Sanders found herself on disability last year after a fall that left her unable to move her fingers.

"You go from making good money, to having no options.  It's been a very difficult and a very educational experience for me", she says.

With too high of an income to quality for State Assistance or Insurance Programs, Sanders says her only option for an insurance program is through Obamacare.

"It may cost me a little bit more out of pocket, but I thank God I have the option."

Denise's plan is to have more surgeries this next year, and then hopefully return to work as a nurse and on the other side, there are young families being charged hundreds more a month.  Nurse Erica Subler tells us about a conversation with her boss at the hospital.

"Pretty shocked.  She said several people affected by the doubling in price, and actually said she'd heard a few people were going to be unable to work because of the increase."

Erica and Alex are young parents.  Before November 1st they spent 221 dollars a month to insure her and the baby, and now they have to pay 442 dollars a month.

"You just have to make adjustments, and have to pay for it, so we just have to make it work."

While there are pros and cons to both sides of the story, new insurance changes continue to affect millions across the country everyday.
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