Thanks and apologies

04/01/2014 6:04 PM

04/01/2014 6:05 PM

My wife and I are going through a period of under-employment. Currently we are living off about $25,000 a year in income plus our savings. Until a couple of months ago we had no health insurance.

Then the Affordable Healthcare Act came along. I was told to either get insurance or pay a fine.

I signed up through the website and got a good policy that would normally cost $829 a month. At our current income level it is costing us only $27.89 a month. Guess who is paying the rest?

I guess I should thank all the taxpayers who are paying the rest, but I would rather apologize.

I never wanted to collect welfare, but I was forced into it.

— Scott Coleman, Fort Worth

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