Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Remember what Affordable Care Act is really about

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Concerning “Obama’s leadership exposed as not trustworthy,” (Letter to the editor, Nov. 26): I am tired of people bashing the Affordable Care Act without even mentioning its benefits.

People need to take a step back and remember what the ACA is really about and why Congress approved it in the first place. The ACA is about giving everyone in the United States a chance to have health insurance coverage. It is an important step in easing some of the inequalities in access to care that many families are faced with. It makes sure that people can no longer be denied care because they cannot afford it or because they have a pre-existing condition.

Yes, the ACA has its problems, but that is to be expected. Not only is it a major overhaul of our health care system, but Congress also stripped it down and took away some of its essential pieces before it was approved in 2010. The ACA is not the ultimate solution to the woes of our health care system in this country, but it is a step in the right direction that needs to be made.

I just want people to ask themselves one question before the next time they bash the ACA: Who does not deserve the right to have health insurance coverage? If you have an answer to that, then you can continue to rant all you want, but if you can’t, then maybe the ACA actually may do some good.

Andrew Muck

Vacaville

Letter to the Editor

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  • PatriotDecember 11, 2013 - 4:43 am

    You can have your health insurance but not at my expense. I am so sick and tired of having to have to continue to support dead beats in our society. This will continue to degrade the middle class but truly the conspiracy to go to a single government run health care is on its way to all of us.

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  • DanielDecember 11, 2013 - 6:04 am

    Muck the ACA is not about giving everyone a chance to buy coverage, no one can afford it It's only about government intrusion

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  • The MisterDecember 11, 2013 - 7:07 am

    "We're going to kill you... but the benefit is you'll get a great funeral!"

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  • Mike KirchubelDecember 11, 2013 - 7:23 am

    Andrew, thank you for your letter and welcome to my world. You have to be able to ignore the people who can't see past their own, self-imposed blinders and are too mentally lazy to get up off the couch and change the channel from Fox.

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  • Salty DogDecember 11, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    mike why won't you take off your blinders and see obamacare for what it is a bad law that is nothing like the president said it would be. You need to come out of the darkness and into the light to see what obamacare is. It is a government take over of our freedom but all you do is watch cnn and msnbc. Remember their are none so blind as those who will not see

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  • PornacDecember 11, 2013 - 7:40 am

    Let those poor folks go to the emergency room at our expense instead.

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  • Try try againDecember 11, 2013 - 9:06 am

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  • KnowsBetterDecember 11, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Before Obamacare was exposed as a terrible waste of time, money, and health it was called Obamacare. Now that the mask has slipped and Obamacare is revealed to be the utter fraud that it is, all the dutiful toilers in the Democrat agitprop machine now call it laughingly the "Affordable Care Act." But I guess since the President said I could keep my health insurance if I wanted it and I could keep my doctor if I wanted to, PERIOD, there is nothing for me to worry about. Oh happy day, Big Brother will take good care of me.

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  • rlw895December 11, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Not really. Don't you remember the Jimmy Kimmel "survey?" People prefer the ACA over ObamaCare, so the president, being the man of the people he is, has withdrawn ObamaCare to clear the way for the ACA.

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  • KBDecember 11, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Often wondered where Ricky got his weird, one-sided info. Now we know: from a comedian.

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  • RickyDecember 11, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    No, really folks. The best humor is based on truth.

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  • http://vigilantcitizen.com/pics-of-the-month/symbolic-pics-of-the-month-0212/December 11, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Interesting pictures at the end....

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  • http://12160.info/forum/topics/warren-buffet-joins-forces-with-jorge-lemann-to-buy-heinzDecember 11, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Very Interesting....more on the people who run the world..focus on Brazil and Beyond

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  • Media Pushes BRAIN Eating Vaccine... Nano Tech Injection LobotomyDecember 11, 2013 - 9:54 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm3PYZ0N7Dg

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  • Puddin TaneDecember 11, 2013 - 11:18 am

    Clearly your posts are evidence that it's working.

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  • MK-Ultra They can't tell me who to beDecember 11, 2013 - 10:00 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1UFP186F8&list=PLFA81E8E18D82CC4B

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  • http://americanholocaustcoming.blogspot.com/2013/07/satanism-in-america-today-asheville-nc.htmlDecember 11, 2013 - 10:24 am

    It is a Spiritual Battle....Read Revelation in the Bible

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  • rlw895December 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Revelation is the most misunderstood andd misinterpreted book in the Bible. If you read it, have a scholarly guide with you.

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  • B. ThiemerDecember 11, 2013 - 11:51 am

    This failed logic: "If you are against the ACA/Obamacare, then you are against healthcare!" has been overused. The ACA is bad law. Good intentions do not justify poor legislation.

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  • DanielDecember 11, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Keep using the emergency including for illegal aliens for their healthcare would have millions of times cheaper than Obamacare. This is like using a canon to kill a fly, covering the uninsured at everyones great expense.

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 11, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    Mr. Muck seems to be so enthralled by the pie-in-the-sky promises of Obama and the dems regarding this travesty of the legislative process, he fails to recognize what so many others of us see--mounting evidence of a failed law of dubious provenance, massive disruption of the country's economy and the lives and finances of millions of people, a medical community and insurance industry in turmoil, possible mass exodus of doctors, and on it goes, all this--and the worst is yet to come. Enjoy your "coverage" sir. You/we all deserve it. Your/our "health care" may not materialize, however. Not at an affordable price, anyway. And this was not necessary. Not at all necessary. But, we are at last finding out what is in the ACA after the fact, apart from Nancy Pelosi's "fog of controversy." (right, RLW?) As Rhode Island Red would say, "Son, we in a HEAP o' trouble!"

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  • Mr. SmithDecember 11, 2013 - 7:49 pm

    Salty D.: Mike is a bright person--at least bright enough to comprehend exactly what a pig-in-a-poke Obamacare really is. In spite of that, he continues to keep up his charade of support for it because he bought the kool-aid early on and now can't get off the merry-go-round gracefully without looking foolish. But, being fortified with Whitehouse and MSNBC talking points, he will remain in his bubble, vilifying Fox and those that he accuses of watching it. C'mon over to Fox-Land, Mike. You might learn something. Nah! I take it back.

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