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Bossier woman says Affordable Care Act is not so affordable

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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Many Americans are suffering from sticker shock after checking out Obamacare policy prices.

Thousands of people in the bayou state are among those discovering what Obamacare will cost them and many don't like what they see. Betty Foster is one of them. "I don't put the cost on these prescription drugs, but I have to have them."

Rates are rising for a lot of people, like Foster, in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years. "With this new system coming in, I'm not even going to have money to pay my utility bills. Affordable care, what is affordable having to go from average $26 a month co-pays, they're going to be $400," Foster asks.  

The White House is making the case that it is not Obamacare taking away those individual plans, or hiking up prices, that it's the insurance companies.

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