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Santa Cruz County residents with health insurance find rate prices stunning
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Chuck Griffen, a commercial real estate agent in Aptos, said he was stunned to hear how much his health insurance would cost next year.

He is looking at paying $1,150 a month, $13,800 a year, for a no-frills “bronze” plan with out-of-pocket expenses of $12,000 covering himself, his wife and his son, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

“Half my income could go toward health care,” he said. “Anyone making over $60,000 is screwed. You’re penalizing middle-class people. I think there will be a huge outrage.”