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Opinion

October 4, 2013

Letter: End Obamacare and fund the government

To the editor:

Recently, two Democrats joined Republicans in the House of Representatives in passing (230-189) a continuing resolution that stops this Washington politician-caused national disaster created by Obamacare (aka the inappropriately named Affordable Care Act).

Obamacare’s passage in 2010 showed how little Washington Democrats care about the American people or about really improving health care for Americans. Obamacare was written in secret and passed by Democratic senators and congressmen who didn’t even read the bill! Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote and against the clear wishes of a vast majority of the American people who still oppose Obamacare despite hundreds of speeches and billions of dollars spent promoting it.

Obamacare has had a disastrous effect on jobs causing reduced incomes or lost jobs for millions of Americans. Important Obamacare promises were broken: health insurance premiums are increasing, people are losing their doctors and insurance coverage, and health related costs are up, not down. Things were far better before Obamacare.

Former Obamacare supporters (businesses, labor unions, government workers including Congress and its staff, etc.,) are now requesting, and President Obama often grants, exemptions from Obamacare. The rest of us are just left to suffer.

Our future with Obamacare promises to be even worse as 150 new government bureaucracies will control (interfere with) everything related to the health-care industry. Bureaucrats can even punish doctors and hospitals for providing treatments that Obamacare formulas say are not “cost justified”, no matter what the doctor believes is best for the patient.

Obamacare’s disastrous impacts (on jobs, on people who lose insurance, on health care quality and availability, and on our nation’s growing national debt) make Obamacare not worth the harm it is doing, especially to the 85 percent of Americans who already had health insurance.

The House passed continuing resolution fully funds all government programs except Obamacare.

It is time to end this failed experiment in government controlled health care. Tell Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and other senators to pass the continuing resolution which stops Obamacare and funds the rest of the government. Tell President Obama to end this failed experiment in government controlled health care.

Don Ewing

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