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Letter: Affordable Care Act not what it was said to be

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From: Linda Croddy


Received: Oct. 28

This letter is in response to John Vanderbur’s letter on Oct. 28. How you came up with the Affordable Care Act as being racism is beyond me. I think it is more like discrimination.

Everyone who has insurance is being penalized in one way or another. Have you not noticed the failure of the ACA computer system to get off the ground? The computer system that cost between $400 million and $600 million dollars and still isn’t working almost a month after start-up.

I also find it interesting that our president spent this much money on a Canadian-owned company. Then he goes on TV like an infomercial giving us an 800 number to call.

I wonder how much is being spent on the operators to take these calls. It is not an affordable health care system. People everywhere are seeing their rates increasing drastically. Hundreds of thousands of people are losing their insurance because it does not comply with the ACA.

If President Obama had really wanted to make a legacy for himself, he should have just made the ACA available only to those who do not have insurance instead of telling everyone that they would not see increases in their insurance, they would not lose their insurance and they could keep their doctor. We know now that none of this is true. All of this hinges on young people buying into this plan. Really? It will never happen. They will pay the fine before they buy the insurance.

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