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Pennsylvanians sound off on Obamacare: 'I'm getting less health coverage ... at a higher cost'

| Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 11:53 p.m.
Jack Levin, owner of SSI Partners, a Venetia consulting company.

Jack Levin worries about his options for health insurance next year, when most Americans must buy coverage or face tax penalties.

A management consultant and sole proprietor of SSI Partners in Venetia, Levin began buying health insurance for himself and his family eight years ago when he started his company. Though it's expensive, Levin said, he wanted robust coverage.

The association through which he bought a health plan stopped offering individual and family coverage, Levin said. He shopped for another plan and found limited options for next year.

“Because of these changes, I'm getting less health coverage but at a higher cost,” he said. “The coverage is nowhere near what my family's used to.”

Starting on Tuesday, when a federally operated insurance marketplace opens online, Levin might find more plans available.

Yet he is skeptical: “I don't believe that we're going to have the same quality of care, regardless of cost.”

— Alex Nixon

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