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February 21, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 21, 2013

The Unaffordable Care Act

Dear Editor,

I would like to address a recent letter extolling the virtues of Obama Care. I respect the writer’s keen analysis and past employment as a health insurance salesman, but his partaking of copious amounts of the administration’s Kool-Aid has somewhat biased his analysis.

His professed stated knowledge of the 15,000-page document known as the Unaffordable Care Act revealed there is nothing to worry about. Well, please tell that to the individuals and families who have seen their rates go up already and the law is not even fully implemented. If he has read it why haven’t the politicians who pushed it through Congress read it? Remember the famous quote from Pelosi – “Congress will just have to vote for it to find out what’s in it.”

They know it’s not good for the country and they won’t read it so they can play dumb. Even the government bureaucrats charged with implementation cannot figure it out; parts of the law have been pushed out to this coming fall instead of the second quarter. My sister-in-law runs an insurance brokerage and has attended weeks of training on the finer points of Obamacare, but even the expert trainer admits he cannot make sense of some of it.

One thing is for sure – if you have health insurance through your employer you will be penalized for having it … well I should say docked a percentage that will be used to pay for others who don’t have insurance. So Obama gets you both ways; you are penalized for not having insurance and taxed for having health insurance! My, what a benevolent president we have. Every health insurance policy issued has a letter attached stating why their rates went up … care to guess why?

I finally asked her what full implementation will mean for insurance rates; right now everything is a moving target, but one thing is certain – cost is up! Remember the propaganda, “Affordable Health Care”… maybe for those who qualify for free health care, but for the rest of America you better buckle up – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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