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February 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 17, 2013

Explaining Obamacare

Dear Editor,

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why it must be imposed against the will of the majority of Americans.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why insurance premiums, reversing a trend, spiked 9.5 percent the year after it became law and continue to rise.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why insurance premiums for young people will nearly triple.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why the president’s own experts say it will increase national spending 7.4 percent in 2014 and will climb at least 6 percent per year afterwards.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why Medicare Advantage is cut so deeply that half of its enrollees will no longer be able to keep it.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why Medicaid’s unfunded mandate to states will increase by at least $118 billion.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why 16,000 new Internal Revenue Service auditors are necessary to enforce its provisions.

If Obamacare is so wonderful that Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” perhaps he can explain why 1,231 companies applied for and received waivers from the law’s provisions.

From the evidence, Mr. Tilly can find not “one negative provision” not because of a lack of same but because he refuses to see what is obvious to anyone not blinded by partisanship and a deep and abiding attachment to spending other people’s money.

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