AmerenIP Informative - The extreme high rates
ILLINOIS -- I work for a pharmacy and optical co. My personnel electric bill went up at least 75%. I am all electric. My customers that come in are having to deceide if that can afford medicine and/or glasses. The high power rates are killing them. Most them are on budgeted incomes. One patient told me she has an income of 700.00 dollars and her power bill was 300.00 dollars. People are having to deceide if they can EAT, MEDICINE, OR GLASSES. How do they expect us to surive??? Someone has to do something NOW. Maybe do a smaller increase at a time. Peoples income only go up 3 to 5 percent a year. Plus the increases in medical insurance and gas. There are going to be litteral people dying. Because of no medicine, food or cold. I keep my power bill at 68 degrees in the daytime when we are home. If not h9ome or at night its keeped at 64%. Our power bill went from 150 dollars at are highest to 300 dollars. This a huge increase. Ove 75 %. Please someone needs to help us. NOW!