Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Obamacare

Dec.
27th

OBAMACARE: President deceived the American people

With the revelation that President Obama wasn’t telling the truth when he stated, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” his approval ratings have plummeted and a majority of Americans are now questioning his honesty and credibility. I would ask, where have you people been?

In the 2008 presidential primary, then Sen. Obama smeared Hillary Clinton with so many lies she finally screamed at a press conference “Shame on you, Barack Obama!” In 2009, the president stated his stimulus package needed to pass right away because there were “shovel-ready jobs” waiting to save the economy. Those

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Dec.
4th

OBAMACARE: Nothing affordable about it

The federal government is claiming that it has fixed the problem with the so-called “Affordable Care Act” by fixing the website. All it did was make it easier to get more victims of its scam.

The problem can’t be fixed; the problem is the program itself. The only way to fix the problem is to remove the problem which is the unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

Everyone already knows or at least is finding out that the ACA is not affordable. That was the first lie. And it feeds into the second lie: that people would not lose their current insurance

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Nov.
26th

OBAMACARE: GOP shuns its own ideas

Perhaps some perspective is needed here. U.S. health care spending per capita (and percentage of gross domestic product) is by far highest in the world – double that of the next 19 wealthiest countries. Still, we rank 50th in infant mortality and 48th in life expectancy, with upward of 50 million uninsured.

Since 2010, though, health care spending has grown at the lowest rate (1.3 percent per year) recorded in U.S. history.

Under the Affordable Care Act, no longer can insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, place lifetime or yearly caps, or charge women more than men. Millions of

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Nov.
25th

OBAMACARE: Our experience isn’t ‘insignificant’

My husband and I use alternative and preventative health care and therefore have chosen a health care plan that had a high deductible but low premium. This worked perfectly for us as we rarely use it. If something did happen where we had the maximum out-of-pocket expense, we would be able to handle it. All the years that this did not occur has saved us thousands of dollars which we can put into a health savings account and also use for our alternative and preventative health care.

However, despite the repeated emphatic promises made, we have found that our plan

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Nov.
25th

OBAMACARE: Premium increasing 72 percent

I am among the “insignificant” ones, according to the current administration, who have lost my health care.

I am 62-year-old single woman on a fixed income and was happy to pay my premium of $465 a month for excellent coverage. Now I am forced to have maternity coverage along with pediatric dental and vision and will be paying close to $800 a month as of Jan. 1 – an increase of about 72 percent. In addition, I can no longer see my primary care doctor.

Wake up, America! Obamacare is not about providing excellent or affordable health care; it’s about

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Nov.
20th

HEALTH CARE: TNT misleads on ACA impact

Re: “Obamacare: Democrats lower the lifeboats” (editorial, 11-20).

If your editorial board chooses, for whatever reason, to make excuses for President Obama, and state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler, so be it. The president has lied repeatedly to the American people concerning the Affordable Care Act, and Kreidler has managed to screw up the state enrollment by botching the tax credit rules. As a result, more than 8,000 Washington residents received letters informing them that the rates quoted on the exchange were wrong.

Your editorial is outrageously misleading concerning the impact the ACA is having on this country. Concerning the

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Nov.
15th

OBAMACARE: Why suddenly upset with Obama’s fibs?

Boy, am I tired of hearing about Obamacare problems on the media.

Yes, the president lied to us. If he had not he would not have received public support for the plan and maybe not even been re-elected. So what if we cannot keep our old health insurance plans and it actually costs 50 percent more instead of $2,500 less than before.

Look, the president has lied to us plenty of times before and we have forgiven him. Like: having the most transparent administration ever when he prosecutes more whistleblowers than any previous president and wiretaps and prosecutes the press;

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Nov.
15th

OBAMA: We need to take back our country

Who does Barack Obama think he is?

He implements “executive orders” at whim to get around Congress and now wants a re-do of his prized Obamacare. I wasn’t aware of the amendment to our Constitution that allows the president authority to rewrite any law already on the books without a vote by Congress.

He has divided our nation, destroyed our trust of one another, has publicly demanded to the GOP that it’s his way or no way and blatantly ignores our Constitution. He lies to us, spies on us and hides from us. His staff doesn’t have to answer questions

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