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HEALTH CARE: Headline distorts intent of letter

Letter by William Acker, Gig Harbor on March 6, 2012 at 11:23 am | 4 Comments »
March 6, 2012 11:24 am

By inserting “Birth Control” in front of my suggested “What’s free isn’t always cheap” headline (online letter), there will probably be some readers who conclude I’m a fuddy-duddy against birth control, which is not the case. My wife has been on the pill for years.

The intent of the letter was to point out the slippery-slope intrusiveness of Obamacare if it is allowed to follow through to its full implementation, and how when the government declares something to be free, it is usually anything but that. Birth control pills happened to be the hot news topic of the day to run with for illustrative purposes, though I used other examples in my letter as well.

Sadly, from this discourse, there appears to be a strange and false premise emerging that if the government doesn’t provide something for free, it will no longer be available.

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