Mom now uninsured, was Obamacare success story

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 1:34pm

President Obama recently touted Jessica Sanford as an Obamacare success story, but that's not how she sees it now.

In remarks in the Rose Garden last month, Obama recounted her story from an email she sent him.

She's a single mom with no child support, is self-employed and couldn't afford health insurance over the past 15 years.

Her son has ADD that requires expensive medications, she's going untreated for tendinitis and she wrote to the President, that she cried the day she was able to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare.

Now she's telling a different story, she started getting letters saying a tax credit wasn't going to happen after all, raising the cost of her insurance.

Now she says she can't afford it, "It was like riding a big roller coaster. You know they have my credit card, they have the payment date and than you know once again I'm knocked down and this time it's to zero. And at my rate of pay with my family size I just don't understand why I wouldn't get at least a little help with the tax credit."

Jessica Sanford, "It was a huge disappointment and especially since I had my story shared by the president I felt like you know, I just felt really embarrassed you know he quoted my story and come to find the Washington Health Care Finder the website here in our state had grossly miscalculated or they're having a problem figuring their tax credits. And so for at least right now I'm not going to be getting insurance."

The Washington State Health Care Exchange says it's looking into Sanford's matter but they haven't reached any conclusions.

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