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.