This letter is in response to Mr. Nice Guy column (Friday, Feb. 7, 2014). I normally do not respond to his opinions, but the comment at the end of the column which stated, “I hope Obamacare collapses,” was too much for me to overlook.
With all the misinformation about the Affordable Care Act, his comment only added more fuel to the already misinformed. The Affordable Care Act is helping numerous needy individuals. A nephew of mine who was in college was able to remain on his father’s insurance until my nephew reaches the age of 26. My sister, who has breast cancer that required expensive medication, can now breathe a sigh of relief since she doesn’t have to pay additional out-of-pocket expense at the end of the year. My neighbor, who could not get insurance because of diabetes, a pre-existing condition, can now get insurance.
I think about the people who are benefiting from Social Security and Medicare – if these programs had collapsed – what would they do? I hope Mr. Nice Guy realizes that there are still people who have legitimate needs in our society.
John L. Alexander