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October 3, 2013

Letters to the editor

(Continued)

Less silly but more important, the virulence of the objections to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) seems totally out of proportion to the reality of what the legislation does. This law provides health care to millions of people, not through the government but through free market commercial insurance companies. The government is less involved than it is in Medicare, a government insurance system liked by most, if not all, its participants. Why object so vehemently rather than trying to work on making the law better — maybe because it is a notable accomplishment of the man they don’t believe is a “proper” president for our country.

It is truly a shame to see one of the major political arms of our country captured by a vocal minority displaying this kind of mindless prejudice.

Robert Wilkinson

Portsmouth

End Obamacare and fund the government

To the editor:

Recently, two Democrats joined Republicans in the House of Representatives in passing (230-189) a continuing resolution that stops this Washington politician-caused national disaster created by Obamacare (aka the inappropriately named Affordable Care Act).

Obamacare’s passage in 2010 showed how little Washington Democrats care about the American people or about really improving health care for Americans. Obamacare was written in secret and passed by Democratic senators and congressmen who didn’t even read the bill! Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote and against the clear wishes of a vast majority of the American people who still oppose Obamacare despite hundreds of speeches and billions of dollars spent promoting it.

Obamacare has had a disastrous effect on jobs causing reduced incomes or lost jobs for millions of Americans. Important Obamacare promises were broken: health insurance premiums are increasing, people are losing their doctors and insurance coverage, and health related costs are up, not down. Things were far better before Obamacare.

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