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Section A: General News


Letter: Obamacare: Helping few but harming many




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April 30, 2014 | 3,171 views | 9 comments

Editor:

Re: “Two political parties contrasted,” April 16

It is always useful to know the positions of the political parties on various issues, especially with an important election coming up. The issues must be clear, and the positions must be represented accurately.

Mr. Szalwinski identifies many good, debatable issues. Too many to address here. However, regarding Obamacare:

•Uninsured in Texas. Many of those uninsured are here illegally. Many of them are children whose parents didn’t bother to take advantage of the inexpensive CHIP program. (50 percent of eligible children in Texas were never enrolled.) Many didn’t want or need insurance, but chose to pay their medical expenses themselves if necessary.

•Taxpayers and emergency rooms. Ninety percent of that federal funding will have disappeared by 2020, leaving taxpayers (you and I) holding the bag. Studies show that Medicaid increases emergency room usage. Because of Obamacare, you and I will be paying for more Medicaid and more emergency room usage.

•Pre-existing conditions. Obamacare wasn’t necessary to address the problems of pre-existing conditions and congenital and post-natal problems, since there always have been high-risk insurance pools for pre-existing conditions and pre-and post-natal insurance plans. Yet, many Obamacare exchanges won’t cover illnesses like cancer if one has a pre-existing heart condition.

Obamacare was “passed” by a self-serving Congress; against the will of the majority of the American people; on a strictly partisan vote; using unethical bribes, immoral blackmail, and “Chicago-thug” style threats. A spineless Supreme Court chief justice ignored the Separation of Powers delineated in the Constitution; usurped the authority of the legislative branch to write law; and re-wrote words in Obamacare so it could pass “semantic” muster. All, including the president, violated their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution.

This law has already harmed many millions and will continue to cause harm, while benefiting only a very few. Many millions have lost coverage for what they needed, could afford, and wanted, along with doctors and hospitals of their choice. Many with Obamacare policies can’t find doctors or hospitals who will accept it. This law was supposed to insure the uninsured, not create more uninsured.

Many have lost jobs and had hours cut. Doctors are leaving the field; treatments centers and hospitals are closing. Research and innovation are being stifled.

The government, whose job it is to protect our rights, is using Obamacare to trample on them.

It is incomprehensible that anyone would not want to repeal a law which destroys so much and creates such unnecessary cost, suffering, and hardship.

MARY MORGAN

La Vernia
 

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squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
May 7, 2014 6:17pm
 
I suspect that the unborn were not questioned on the desirability of single payer abortion.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
May 7, 2014 6:12pm
 
I took a poll of all the tribe's children. 100 percent wanted free candy. Tonto also wants it........Kemo Sabe

 
Johnny Partain for Congress  
CD15  
May 7, 2014 6:10pm
 
So your not joking? Well I looked at your "facts" and I found they do not indicate what you claim. Here's the poll and you'll find that the question is generic at best with no specifics regarding the single payer ... More ›

 
Johnny Partain for Congress  
CD15  
May 7, 2014 6:08pm
 
So your not joking? Well I looked at your "facts" and I found they do not indicate what you claim. Here's the poll and you'll find that the question is generic at best with no specifics regarding the single payer ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
May 7, 2014 5:51pm
 
Facts Only Please.....Do you have any polls on government furnished food, clothing, cars, and Obama phones. Quoting the percentage of beggars wanting freebies is not very credible. But it could point to your lack of self ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
May 7, 2014 3:36pm
 
Facts, Are you saying that 59% of the American people support another VA-like health program for civilians?

 
Facts only please  
TX  
May 7, 2014 3:23pm
 
5 Feb 2009: A New York Times/CBS News poll released last week shows, yet again, that the majority of Americans support national health insurance. The poll, which compares answers to the same questions from 30 years ago, finds ... More ›

 
Johnny Partain for Congress  
CD15  
May 7, 2014 1:03pm
 
The majority of "people" wanted single payer? Your joking, right? I've never seen any evidence that people wanted single payer, much less a majority,unless you are speaking of the US Legislature in 2009. And even ... More ›

 
NotSoNewsWorthy  
Floresville  
May 6, 2014 6:00pm
 
Mary, the majority of people wanted a one payer system. Obamacare did not go far enough. They should have put a cap on how much pharmaceutical companies can charge for medications. If everyone pays, the costs will go down. ... More ›

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