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Sticker shock hits locals forced to buy affordable health care

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Oct 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man is one of the millions of Americans who say they can't pay the premiums required by a law that's supposed to provide affordable health coverage.

Ed Wade said his wife moved his mother-in law from the Philippines to help care for their two-year-old daughter.

Her insurance policy skyrocketed from $142 a month to nearly $450 a month once ObamaCare kicked in.

Wade said, "Now the money we're saving on child care for having her mom out here is going to be going just for health insurance.

Wade said the insurance company told him the premium on the ObamaCare policy will go up to more than $600 a month a year from now.

Rikki Cheese

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.