Roundtable discussion answers questions about Affordable Care Act

Americans for Prosperity Texas holds discussion in San Antonio


SAN ANTONIO - It has been about one month since the Affordable Care Act debuted and people still have a lot of questions about the new law and how it affects them.

Tuesday night, a group called "Americans for Prosperity Texas" held a round table event at the Tri-Point Community Center

Rachel Torres attended the event. Currently, she does not have health insurance, is in her 20s, and said frankly, the Affordable Care Act scares her.

"I don't have the opportunity to afford a $5000 deductible, I want to know what the options are for me," Torres said. "I don't want to put that subsidy on the American people when I can provide for myself."

Americans for Prosperity Texas called Tuesday night’s round table discussion “Obamascare”.  One of the speakers at the event was Dr. Jane Hughes, a local ophthalmologist.  She feels Affordable Care Act is moving towards socialized medicine.

"All the money for healthcare flows from the federal government  and they are way more concerned about saving money than about saving lives , " said Hughes.

One of the major things Affordable Care Act is looking to do is help individuals get health insurance and offer cost assistance to Americans who cannot currently afford health care.  Keynote speaker Dana Loesch feels the people in their 20s may not be able to afford it.

"They're basically going to be purchasing more than they would need as required by the affordable care act ," said Loesch.

Other speakers at Tuesday night's event were small business owners, physicians, and others in the know regarding the Affordable Health Care roll out.

The stop in San Antonio, was just one of many for the Americans for Prosperity Texas.  Their next stop will be Wednesday in Houston at 6:30 p.m.

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