Insurance Customers In Pennsylvania Look To Trump To Ease Their Burden

Matt and Abra Schultz, of Pottsville, Pa., say they’re frustrated by the rising cost of health insurance.

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Matt and Abra Schultz, of Pottsville, Pa., say they’re frustrated by the rising cost of health insurance.

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Abra and Matt Schultz, both 32, recently built a house in a middle class neighborhood in Pottsville, Pa. Matt works as a carpenter foreman for a construction company. He and Abra, his wife, are right in Trump’s wheelhouse — Republicans in Republican Schuylkill County.

The couple spent December trying to decide whether to buy health insurance or skip it for 2017. They voted for Trump because they were fed up with how much they are paying for health insurance.

In mid-December in the couple’s kitchen, Abra was sizing up their health insurance options. She showed off a thick notebook, along with a file folder with policy document and notes piled as high as a stack of pancakes. “Don’t touch my paperwork — don’t even try to touch it,” Abra joked to Matt. “I get so stressed out

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/10/508533045/insurance-customers-in-pennsylvania-look-to-trump-to-ease-their-burden?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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