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November 14, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The bread has bugs

The bread has bugs

Dear Editor,

Seems that I read somewhere that Obamacare was going to be better than sliced bread. The prisoners of World War II were fed insect-infested bread, and in my humble opinion Obamacare is equivalent to being forced to eat undesirable bread.

Can anyone explain how allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 will make health care cheaper? The law mandates that the younger, healthier generation buy insurance to balance out the burden of insurance for the older generation. They have just graduated from college, with a large debt, and are living back home with parents because they can’t find work. Millions of folks are out of work. Are their insurance premiums going to be deducted from their unemployment compensation?

The president said many times, “If you like your insurance plan you can keep it, no one is going to take it away from you. Period.” He has said the same about keeping your doctor. Then he comes out with “if” your plan has not changed since Obamacare was signed into law. If I understand it correctly, all coverage had to meet criteria. It was stressed in the law, so it was impossible to keep your insurance. If the president had not told a bald-faced lie, he would not have been re-elected.

Some folks think that when the health care exchange site is up and running, the problems will be solved. I hate to burst your bubble, but that will just be the beginning of the worst nightmare that you can imagine. Is there a family that has seen a $2,500 reduction in their premiums? I certainly doubt that it will ever happen. If by chance insurance is cheaper taxes will increase. According to the Congressional Budget Office there will still be 30 million U.S. citizens uninsured by 2022.

We really have no clue how much money has been wasted on trying to implement the train wreck. I saw an interview with a gentleman who had been asked to help get the Obama health care exchange up and running, but he refused. When asked why, he said that the only way to fix the problem was to trash the current debacle and start over, and the powers that be refused his recommendation.

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