Congress should heed Obamacare opponents

info@islandpacket.comOctober 10, 2013 

After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the president's health care law, the American people made it clear that it was passed against the will of the people. Americans have been calling and writing senators, representatives and the president demanding a repeal of Obamacare.

I agree that health care reform is needed in order to reduce costs, increase coverage and improve quality of care. I do not believe that a government takeover of the health care system is the best way to do so. We cannot allow the federal government to control one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Even more importantly, we cannot allow government bureaucrats to make health care decisions that should be made by doctors and patients. The president's health care law will force families and individuals to give up their current health insurance, reduce benefits and increase costs for senior citizens and destroy jobs by increasing taxes on businesses. In addition, it will balloon our national debt.

Fortunately, we, the people, have a check on the House of Representatives every two years, on the Senate every six years and on the president every four years. In 2014, it is clear the people once again will make their wishes known at the ballot box by voting out those senators and representatives who oppose the will of the people and the Constitution.

Arthur Broska


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