By Mark Abrams
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (CBS) — US Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) today invited constituents to a forum on the new health care law at his Delaware County office, soliciting input on their early experiences with it.
Those attending the forum, to a person, branded the Affordable Care Act as anything but.
“We’ve taken patients who have understood a system that was basically based on co-pays and little to no out-of-pocket expenses, to basically a high deductible system — like that,” said Dr. Marie DeMario, a general practitioner in Newtown Square.
Rachelle Fox, also of Newtown Square (at right in photo, back to camera), says she feels betrayed:
“I definitely feel we were lied to and now we are suffering for it.”
Meehan (far right in photo) says that based on what he heard from the forum, the web site woes are just the tip of the iceberg.
“These are real, personal stories of the real implications behind this. And this is the dramatic reality of what’s happening,” Meehan said.