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December 16, 2013
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Letter: A developed country deserves better

Attacking ACA isn’t a solution

Attacks on the Affordable Care Act by the right wing grow more astonishing as they become more hysterical in their attempts to discredit President Obama.

Without even the fig leaf of an alternative, naysayers view with alarm the glitches of a complex new program, and blithely predict all sorts of mayhem. ObamaCare is actually a product of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, by way of Romney-care.

Prior to the ACA, we had one of the most expensive care health care delivery systems and the worst results of any developed country.

The right used to pretend it had an alternative, but even that sham has fallen away. Have any of the naysayers thought about the consequences of repealing the law and going back to the miserable failure we had before? Would insurers be able to reconstruct their patient lists? What about the people who are in process of having a claim resolved under ObamaCare who wouldn’t be covered under the old formula? What about the folks who thought they had coverage in spite of pre-existing conditions and the 40 million uninsured who could finally get insurance at an affordable cost?

The underlying cause of this lemming-like rush to real chaos in health care is the attempt at all costs to discredit the president. We the people must not lose sight of that fact.

We need to grasp the idea that the right wing House has not “had time” to pass any meaningful legislation, (shutting down the government was a ham-handed attempt at mob rule that cost us $24 billion), but it’s voted 46 times to repeal ObamaCare, and taken votes on abortion.

There was no jobs vote, no farm bill, no budget, no immigration; only a renewal of sequester limits and a cut in the food stamp program.

David Grant

Myrtle Creek

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