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Letter: Affordable Care Act protects rich and poor
January 21, 2014, 05:00 AM Letter


Reading newspapers about the Obamacare controversy raging throughout the country during these past three months has left many Americans suffering from a case of vertigo. It is as if we are all passengers within the confines of a tempest-tossed ship.

The president’s enemies dubbed the ACA “Obamacare” as a way to remind bigots of the huge legacy coming from a black president. From the time he arrived in the Senate, the personal attacks directed against him have been relentless and uglier than those against any other president since Lincoln.

In the past, the “loyal opposition,” whether led by Democrats or Republicans, was usually conducted as constructive, not a destructive response. Social Security and minimum wage legislations that preceded the ACA also divided the nation along socio-economic lines.

The history of Social Security and minimum wage laws shows that both had to undergo several amendments over time and continue to be fine-tuned to this day. But, the ACA has been under intense siege from day one.

Despite all of the unforeseen problems of the ACA, one thing is indisputable: millions previously denied health insurance due to pre-existing conditions are now protected whether they are rich or poor.

So far the only problem comes from affluent persons whose policies were cancelled because they refused to pay the premium demanded by their insurance providers to continue providing the same benefits. The affluent have no problem finding another insurance company, with or without ACA.

Yes, the ACA comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.

Guy M. Guerrero




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