TALE OF TWO OBAMACARES: Two people speak out on Obamacare, as GOP repeal bill appears to fall short

Health care is an important issue for people in Arizona, as 400,000 of the state's residents depend on the Medicaid expansion. In addition, 140,000 people buy health care, through the exchanges.

On Monday, as the nation focuses on a new health care reform bill, two people in the Valley area spoke out about what they want to see from lawmakers in Washington.

Of the two people, one of them had high hopes for the program, but is now disappointed with it, and the other one said the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare", allowed him to own and create his own business.

What unites the two is they both want to see something better.

"Honestly, if Obamacare did not exist, I wouldn't have taken that leap," said Joe Cockrell, who has his own video production, drone pilot, and social media company. "I don't know that I would have been able to afford health care."

Cockrell said he is very glad Obamacare is there, but said the program needs to be improved, as premiums go up, and coverage options go down.

That is the thing that makes Nancy Prince dislike Obamacare.

"When it first came out, I was hoping it would work," said Prince. "It would solve a lot of problems for me, because we had a workaround because we managed a small business."

Prince, however, said that's not the way it worked out.

"Each year, my plan went up $700 to $800 to $900 then $6,000 deductible," said Prince. "This year, I have to pay 1,030 dollars for a 6,000 deductible plan."

On Monday, it appears likely the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare will once again fall short. While Cockrell and Prince disagree with Obamacare they both agree that Representatives and Senators should get their health insurance, the way the rest of the country's people do? That way, both said, lawmakers would probably improve the product a whole lot faster.

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