Future of Obamacare uncertain

- FILE - The Access Health CT office in New Haven (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Last year, there were 116,000 people in Connecticut on Obamacare. Right now, we’re in the midst of open enrollment and the price is going up anywhere from 17 to 42 percent across the state.

We take a look at affordable healthcare through the eyes of an unemployed woman, Lucy Veilleux.

“Right now, I am not working since April. I am out of work and I do daycare,” said Veilleux.

Lucy is trying to find work, trying to figure out why her insurance under Obamacare is going up. She talks to brokers at Access Health CT in New Britain looking for answers.

“I am here to find out what is going on, because they raised up $200 on my bill. That is kind of steep, going from $400-$600,” said Veilleux.

Now, she is wondering what will happen to her insurance when the Republicans take office. They have said they will repeal and replace, but replace with what?

“I am nervous about it, because a lot of people are not working and unhealthy and they need insurance who knows what they are going to do? The hardest part is not knowing, we are trying to figure out how much it is going to cost. Are we going to have health insurance? Are we going to be able to afford it? Who knows,” said Veilleux.

It will be awhile before we know, so the people at Access Health CT encourage people to continue to register for Obamacare. They have until January 31.

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