I am back in college and unable to work the minimum required hours to keep me and my husbands insurance through my work. My only option was “the marketplace”, every “private” insurance I look into seems to be linked back to Obamacare. Last year I purchased the absolute lowest catastrophic plan, since our $60k income is not eligible for assistance. This plan covered absolutely nothing until a $6600 deductible was met… go figure this is the year my 27 year old husband finds out his only kidney is barely functioning. So after a $6600 deductible and $3600 of insurance that paid absolutely nothing… it is time to re-enroll. This year, that same insurance is now $5400 a year, same coverage. ONLY FAMILIES THAT MAKE UNDER $47K A YEAR GET ASSISTANCE? What about the rest of the middle class? We have nothing more to cut back on to pay our insurance premiums…. we drive old cars, our only debt is our home (our insurance is now more than our mortgage payment). I feel lost!