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Locals weigh in on affordable care act

1 year 11 months 1 week ago November 15, 2014 Nov 15, 2014 Saturday, November 15 2014 November 15, 2014 7:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc


"I mean, you have other insurances that you can get, pay a lower deductible...and then you have Obamacare that's supposed to help the citizens and to me it's an illusion," that's what Blaine Ehrlich had to say about the Affordable Care Act.

But Marlon Corey had a very different opinion.

"I'm very, very much for it. And the reason I'm for it...with so many people on fixed incomes...it helps out a lot of people. It's perfect for a lot of people. I do understand the penalization of not signing up, you know but with so many people needing it, I don't think that penalty is going to come into play as much as people may think."

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Jim Donelon said regardless of the debate, he encourages everyone to get health insurance because not having it can result in some unfortunate circumstances.

"Well I always encourage, long before the Affordable Care Act was passed, everyone to protect themselves and their family members by accessing health insurance."

He added, "It's the largest cause of personal bankruptcy in America...the cost of health care for those who are uninsured. Whether you agree with the bill or not, there is no doubt that you should access health insurance."

The deadline to sign up is February 15, 2015.


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