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OBAMACARE: Delay is the worst idea

Letter by Brian W. Hogan, Kent on Sep. 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm with No Comments »
September 24, 2013 1:51 pm

Re: “Delaying implementation of Obamacare makes sense” (Kathleen Parker column, 9-24).

Normally I agree with Parker’s often middle-of-the-road opinions. But to further delay implementation of a form of universal health care is a bad idea. Already the delay between the passing of the law and full implementation has been too long.

It received favorable acceptance from the general public at the time of passage and since then we re-elected President Obama. In the meantime, the conservative Republican base has done everything possible to put Obamacare in the worst possible light, with no facts to back their claims (because it is pure speculation at this moment).

More delay will paint the president as “weak.” Even Republican pundits have attacked him as being weak, not able to control his own party, whenever some attempt of compromise was attempted.

The conservative Republicans have become like my 2-year-old puppy; she barks at anything that comes to her attention that is slightly different from her last memory, whether it is a bad or good change. As has been said many times, the enacted Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. Get on with it!

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