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He's -- if you like your health care coverage you can keep it.
But what President Obama failed to mention was.
That would mean.
Pain for a much bigger price tag blue cross blue shield the latest -- -- to warn customers.
For instance a letter sent to our next guest.
We want you to know that your health care coverage will be affected by the health reform law taking effect in January effective August 1 23 team.
The new rate for your blue options is 14170.
For blue cross blue shield customer Dan -- that's an increase of over 260 dollars he joins us right now from Miami good morning -- -- Mourns Steve say you got that bill from blue cross -- -- right now you're paying 1214 it's going up immediately -- 15100 when you saw that what did you think.
Well actually I thought that I was getting a rate decreased because they're Affordable Care Act because that when they -- you.
-- 1000000002 months in advance rate so.
What they do in the letter is they give you the -- Of one month.
So when you extrapolate the numbers mineralized geez that's only a one month payment.
It's pretty shocking when you see the two month bill.
You know it's 121 point 7% increase.
Plus if you receive increases like that over the next five years I'll pay more in health care expenses.
In the fifth year of being average median income of the American worker.
And -- it's called the Affordable Care Act I thought the it was going to be more affordable more people would have health insurance that.
They hadn't had before everything would be better.
You know we're all led to believe that in this administration.
The original platform on transparency.
And it's been nothing of that if you look at the 101000 pages plus of legislation that goes in the Affordable Care Act.
It's -- challenged even manager way through that process.
Great that once you do you realize that there are significant increases that are forthcoming sure and you know last Wednesday I'm sorry Steve that -- that -- -- short their last Wednesday.
It's 6 o'clock and they data dump that the employers of over fifty employees.
Won't have to comply for another year.
So it appears the burden.
Is going to be on the backs of the small independent -- such as myself that's right exactly right and in your situation -- your family your daughter has.
Diabetes and so a preexisting condition in so how does that impact you.
Well on top of the increase you know it's difficult enough to have a challenge to have a family member especially -- child.
There's a preexisting condition and to deal with that and then you get the rate increase on top is adding insult to injury.
On top of that.
My daughter requires medical devices to survive to stay alive each day and turn and we're also experienced a 2.3 percent tax on talk.
For the medical devices that she uses.
It's crazy well Dan Malloy we thank you very much for joining us from Miami today to tell your story.
You know between the taxes that we pay and now the price were praying for health care.
It's going the wrong direction it thank you very much for joining us.
-- is Steve if I may add one more thing picture.
I would like to thank my the Malloy really group of Keller Williams and Palm -- is give -- the time.
To sit here today and speak with -- about a very important matter that affects all of us whether you're Republican.
And or Democrat and I would like to suggested the president of the United States.
If at all possible since it's summertime like to sit down have a glass iced tea with him and discuss a solution.
To the challenge of Affordable Care Act and it's an easy solution.
And it wouldn't take much of his time that would be good optics of the ice -- summit -- Dan -- all right let's see if it happens thank you -- Thank you -- when.
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