Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

October 13, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 10/13/2013

All will have access

 

Obamacare is a great program, patterned after the Republican program in Massachusetts. It’s true that over 50 percent of Americans don’t like Obamacare, but that is because many think we should have a single-payer system or at least a public option.

Obamacare was a compromise. It leaves health insurance in the hands of private insurance companies but regulates them so they can’t deny benefits when people get sick, put a limit on benefits or deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Also, 80 percent of the income from premiums must go to health care, not profit.

The insurance industry will benefit because they will gain millions of new customers. The insurance industry approves Obamacare, as do the American Medical Association and hospitals. It’s not welfare. Everyone pays in and everyone will at some point receive the care they need. Everyone will have access to a large group plan with lower premiums because costs are shared by more people.

Obamacare is a result of compromise and it has won the approval of Congress, the Supreme Court and the American people when they re-elected Obama. A small minority shouldn’t be able to end it.

Judy Passon

Elk Rapids

 

Send a strong call

 

“If life is infinite, then this is not life.” “You cannot solve a problem by condemning it.” These are quotes from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the renowned author and speaker in the field of psychology. I think they make sense and as such, have written Rep. Dan Benishek to take note, think it over and step up with a strong voice to help break the stalemate.

It is hard to believe the senator from Texas and his followers are so strong to hold the stalemate to the brink of financial collapsing. Their stance is without reason and honor for the nation.

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