Letter: Attempts to fix Obamacare are futile

info@islandpacket.comNovember 15, 2013 

It looks like you can't keep your health care plan, period.

When questioned last week about the millions of people who are losing their health care, President Obama said he wished he had be been more clear. Let's see, "If you like your health care plan you can keep it, period." Does anyone out there think there is any ambiguity in that statement?

Actually, the president couldn't tell the truth that millions would not only lose their existing coverage but also have to pay considerably more for new coverage. If he did, Obamacare would never have passed. But liberals will sacrifice the truth as a means to an end, and socialized medicine was more important to them than leveling with the American people.

It's truly ironic that the intent of the ACA was to insure the uninsured. The reality is that the insured are becoming uninsured and because of the sticker shock associated with ACA coverage, many of those previously insured will roll the dice and pass up coverage and pay the tax of $95.

And the answer from liberals to those millions who are losing their health care coverage is that the government knows what's best for you. Liberals will rue the day that they bribed their own for votes, used congressional gamesmanship and ultimately passed this colossal failure in the dead of night without one Republican vote. Now they want Republicans to help them fix this legislation, but they laid this egg all by themselves and besides, you just can't fix a train wreck.

Richard Courreges

Callawassie Island

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