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Why object to Obamacare?

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Which features of the Affordable Care Act do people object to?

• Coverage for millions of Americans who otherwise would not have health care.

• Significant reduction of insurance rates for consumers.

• Eliminates the “doughnut hole” intentionally left in the prescription drug plan of 2004.

• Keeps children insured until age 26.

• Prevents insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.

• Provides preventive care coverage at 100 percent.

• Rebates for insurance company excessive overhead exceeding 20 percent.

Do people object to the mandate first proposed over 20 years ago by conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation? Or do they object to low-income people getting health care? Or is their objection simply the name “Obama” in Obamacare?

Polls show people like ACA features. Furthermore, Kentucky residents were asked which they preferred: Obamacare or Kynect? Their answer was Kynect. That’s interesting because Kynect is Kentucky’s program for ACA.

Polls show people like ACA features, yet some don’t like Obamacare. Why? Because of who proposed it?

Who objects to ACA? Congressman Randy Hultgren does, and he voted to repeal ACA when he voted for the Ryan budget, which guts ACA and other social programs.

Voters need a reminder we got rid of Phil Crane, Melissa Bean and Joe Walsh, and it’s time for Hultgren to understand his job is not his job – it’s our job, and that makes him an employee of 14th District. He has been hired to represent us, not a political party or ideology.

Anthony Bravos

Woodstock

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