Rude Awakening: Californians 'Shocked' by Premium Increases, Dropped Coverage
Barack Obama waltzed to victory in California last year, trampling Mitt Romney by 21 percentage points.
For many middle class families in the Golden State, Obamacare's
chicken are coming home to roost. A few weeks back, we highlighted some
priceless quotes from Bay Area residents
who are reassessing their views on the president's signature law. One
man said he'd been "laughing" at Republicans...until his saw his new
premiums. Another offered this pitch-perfect distillation of the
tension between feel-good liberalism and economic reality: "Of course, I
want people to have health care. I just didn't realize I would be the
one who was going to pay for it personally." The law's price and access tremors continue to be felt up and down America's most populous state.
The Los Angeles Times describes the "sticker shock" middle class Californians are grappling with: