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A new casualty.

I ran into a new casualty of the Affordable Care Act.


A young couple who has been in their home for about 3 years.

They now need to sell because their net income has been erased by health costs.

Their family health ins. going up nearly $500 dollars a month.

They already both work a full time job and a part time job.


I was asked how they could save their home.  How could they save that much money.

The ACA is also making it hard to make rental payments.  Rents are not increasing, but disposable income has disappeared.


We need to do something!

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • October 19 2016 08:10PM


Cast your ballot and vote for change. 

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) almost 4 years ago

     At the Presidential Debate tonight, Donald Trump said he would REPEAL Obamacare.  I am going to do something - I am going to vote for Trump.

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Seeing way too many people forced into these situations.  People are forced to reduce coverage, which can adversely affect them in case of a tragedy.  

Posted by Sharon Altier, SFR, Your Real Estate Partner (Lawton Realty Group, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

Imagine how bad it will be when gas prices go back up.  And I have no doubt at some point they will dramatically.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 4 years ago

It does need to be repealed or revamped, but in the end we do need to get health care costs down if we are to provide healthcare for all.

Maybe we should all go down to our local hospital and protest their next remodeling job as well as the other price gouging abuses in every area of healthcare.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago

I hope things get  better for these young folks you mention.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 4 years ago

The non-Affordable Care Act is a travesty and people need to take a revolution to the streets.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Jeff.  Well sir it won't be long before we get an answer on if it will be fixed or not. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 4 years ago

With our health insurance premiums and deductible we will have to spend over $21,000 this year for my wife or I to even begin to have the insurance company pay anything out to our medical providers.

I hope people get online when the health care exchanges open on November 1st and look at their coverage and premiums before voting!  

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) almost 4 years ago

I agree that ACA is a DISASTER and it does need to be repealed.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago

I hear so many people upset about the ACA but still they are voting for someone who wants to expand it.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

I'm with you on this. The ACA is anything but affordable. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

I am hopeful that after the election, the political climate will feel the will of the people to improve the health insurance arena for all!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago