Joe Cioni equates ACA shortcomings (letter to the editor “Some discrepancies ...,” in the April 8 issue of Daily Journal) with my referral to the unnecessary wars started by the George W. Bush administration (letter “Republican track record,” in the April 4 issue of the Daily Journal).
Has Mr. Cioni conveniently forgotten that those ACA “discrepancies” he refers to were a result of the compromise President Obama had to make to get enough Republicans in Congress on-board? The original intent of creating a single-payer health care system, with the costly insurance industry phased out, would have made for a much cleaner, comprehensive and less expensive system, like for other more progressive countries.
That Obama has cut the deficit in half, is not a lie, as Mr. Cioni claims. Is he oblivious to facts, or does he confuse the budget deficit Obama has been able to cut with the national debt mainly piled up by his predecessor? If so, he is in compact Republican company, on a more and more desperate hunt for something to criticize our president for. Does Mr. Cioni and his ilk still prefer more Republican wars instead of a Democratic health care system that still has some work to be done to function as advertised?