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October 26, 2012

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Losing jobs

Read the story on front page of The Eagle-Tribune on health-care costs going up in Salem, N.H., by 18 percent. It will cost Salem firefighters and police officers their jobs. It’s just as Mitt Romney has been saying — Obamacare is going to raise health-care costs. That, in turn, will cost people, towns and businesses jobs. Seeing is believing. Vote for Romney-Ryan for the good of our country.

Scare tactics

This is in response to “Obamacare”: Obamacare has not been implemented yet. Therefore what you are seeing is a result of hospitals absorbing the cost of care for the uninsured. Obamacare will fix this problem by insuring everyone in America. Hospitals will have more money for amenities, staff, and keeping medical procedures and equipment updated. The entire population will have access to health care and doctors will see more insured patients to offset the new Medicare compensation schedule. Senior citizens will benefit when the Part D doughnut hole is eliminated and preventive medicine will be covered. Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act — is a complex program that cannot be explained in a single conversation or newspaper column. Before you criticize it you should study it and you will find that it will be a good thing once implemented. Don’t listen to Republican scare tactics.

Vote Brown

If demeanor and poise mean anything, then U.S. Sen. Scott Brown should be re-elected. Every time I’ve seen him in debates and in the news, he presents himself as someone who is calm, cool and collected, while his opponent appears to be a caustic, bitter person.

Ledbetter

The Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 29, 2009. Scott Brown never voted for it, even though he strongly supported it, as he was not in the Senate at that time. He was elected in 2010.

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