Letters to the Editor

August 19, 2014

Affordable Care isn't

I saw in the Aug. 17 paper both sides of the Affordable Care Act, and I wanted to respond to the part that claimed ACA is working for people and their premiums are down, or something to that effect.

Once again I'd like to point out that it is not working for many, and there are more out there now that are not happy with it. I wish I could remember the guy's name who wrote the piece. I would love to talk to him face to face. There are many people that have seen their premiums go way up, including several of my classmates, friends have watched their premiums go up $200-400 more a month, along with $1,000-2,000 deductibles. So tell me, is that more affordable to you having insurance go up 200 or more a month? I sure don't think so. Many people are going to lose their jobs or their employer will not be able to afford giving their employees insurance coverage, which means having to go through the individual part. If they can't afford it, they are screwed.

If it can be fixed then they need to do so. If not, then they need to get something else done for all who need insurance but can't afford it. The ACA is not the way to go.

Lori Felts


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