56-year-old Dianne Barrette. Last month, she received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield informing her as of January 2014, she would lose her current plan. Barrette pays $54 a month. The new plan she’s being offered would run $591 a month — 10 times more than what she currently pays.
Barrette said, “What I have right now is what I am happy with and I just want to know why I can’t keep what I have. Why do I have to be forced into something else?”
I can answer that, Dianne: Because the President lied to your face, and anyone with a brain could have told you that providing “free” coverage to a bunch of people who aren’t paying for it means the rest of us will have to pay a lot more.
Welcome to economic reality, a place the President and those of his philosophy have never lived.
(Full transcript and CBS This Morning news video at Real Clear Politics)
Here’s another victim of sticker shock: