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Letter: Health care makes for proud American

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From: Denny Kubal


Sometimes you just have to stand up and say how proud you are of your government and, yes, your politicians for what they have done for American citizens.

Our government instituted a program that has saved thousands of American lives, prevented thousands of families from going bankrupt and alleviated the suffering of millions more.

Lack of health insurance is said to cause the death of 45,000 annually and is directly responsible for the bankruptcy of 2 million more.

Over 7.4 million Americans have enrolled under the Affordable Care Act thus far, surpassing a goal that was deemed impossible a few months ago.

If you doubt that this makes a difference in people’s lives, please read your fellow Americans own stories at These stories touched me and made me proud to see what my country can accomplish.

A generation ago many sought to repeal a broken Medicare law, which they claimed would never work. Luckily for my generation, some fought back and fixed the flaws and gave us one of the most popular and successful programs in the country.

The Affordable Care Act has many problems that need to be addressed. Can’t we join hands and work together as compassionate Americans and make this program work?

Not only to alleviate the suffering of today’s uninsured, but to leave a legacy for our children as our forefathers did for us with Medicare.

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