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HEALTH CARE: Thanks, but no thanks

Letter by Gregory Riplinger, Tacoma on Oct. 31, 2013 at 9:31 am with No Comments »
October 31, 2013 9:31 am

Gov. Jay Inslee, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Congressman Adam Smith all have several things in common. One glaring commonality is that all have health care plans for themselves, their families, and their staffs outside of the Affordable Care Act they all voted for and ardently support.

All followed the lead of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who famously said, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find what’s in it . . .” Now, three years later, we have an inkling of “what’s in it.”

Are you about to lose your current health care plan? Thank one of our five representatives noted above.

When your taxes go up because 80 percent of heath care applicants within our state have been assigned to Medicaid, thank one of our representatives noted above.

If you are lucky enough to be a member of one of the “exempted” unions or work for an “exempted” big business, thank President Obama until your exemptions are revoked or sunset.

The Affordable Care Act clearly demonstrates one thing: Think before you vote. It makes a difference.

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