Open forum: Obamacare — Repeal, replace!


The death panels which the Obama administration said were never a part of Obamacare, now, according to a New York Times article, have been taken out. Let’s see, they were never in there, but now they have been taken out? No wonder the American people were outraged and distrustful of this administration and the last Congress? Passed against the will of over 70 percent of voters, Obamacare is a major factor in why the American people fired a good number of legislators and sent a new group to Washington. 


The 8th District’s own Chip Cravaack began his own effort to represent the people of the district when his predecessor refused to have a town hall meeting and listen to the people. Now the new session of Congress has begun and one of their first votes was to repeal Obamacare. It is a good first step. The goal is to dismantle Obamacare. The majority of Americans don’t want symbolic gestures and political wins. They want results. Repeal it, defund it or dismantle it piece by piece, whatever it takes.

The voters who sent Cravaack to Congress need to stay engaged and continue to demand that the federal government control itself, stop spending the future earnings of Americans and reduce the size of government. It is not Congress who is turning the ship around, it is the American people. They are the force behind the course correction and they must continue to demand it.

Scott Martin


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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