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‘Affordable’ health care too costly for Americans

By From page A11 | April 04, 2014

The Affordable Care Act means higher health care costs and more taxes. The big spender has spent almost $2 trillion to implement his health care law. Americans must realize that the government is not furnishing you any medical care for this $2 trillion expenditure, it is only trying to administer or control health care.

President Barack Obama said that all Americans should have health insurance to stop the threat of bankruptcy. If he had stopped here, and only mandated everyone to have coverage, that would have been a more palatable law for the American people. To require health care is one thing; it is a far more reprehensible thing to dictate 3,500 pages of regulations and another 10,000 pages of administrative regulations to regulate health care to its minute detail.

The president and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believe that only they know what constitutes a good health care policy.

Americans have always been risk-takers. Our economic system is based on that premise. Perfection always costs more. Forcing Americans to buy only what the government dictates is un-American, and costly.

Lawrence Sandberg

Fairfield

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  • The MisterApril 04, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Larry, you mentioned "government dictates". A necessary component of "government dictates" is a government "dictator". Do you suppose that we now have a dictatorial form of government? Wouldn't that be counter to the Constitution? Shouldn't someone who has taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution step up and do something about it?

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  • Suisun1April 04, 2014 - 10:38 am

    This is the WORST letter to the editor I've ever read. Is there any factual basis in what Mr. Sandberg is writing? Obamacare plans to insure more people to meet the needs of the lower and middle class, eliminates pre-existing conditions, reduces Rx costs for seniors, and provides free preventive health care--all the while reigning in out of control health care costs by focusing on PREVENTION. The US currently spends over $8,000 per capita on health care costs while Norway spends over $5,000 per capita. The US ranks 35th in life expectancy behind Costa Rica and Slovenia. I know facts are hard to deal with for the "Party of NO" but here's a tip. Use facts and evidence to form policy and ideology, not the whims of the Koch brothers or Mr. Adelson.

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  • rlw895April 04, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    I don't think the Koch brothers or Adelson care about national health. What they care about is preserving and enhancing their wealth. And to do that, they want the Republicans they have bought to be in power. If that means misleading the public about the ACA and trashing national health care for a generation, so be it. They have plenty of money for their own health care.

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