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Reader Opinion: Unintended consequences

I keep hearing this mantra of just repeal "Obamacare." When asked what the replacement will be the reply is just repeal it. It doesn't need replacement is the general idea that is put forward. In a discussion online the other day it was brought u...

I keep hearing this mantra of just repeal "Obamacare." When asked what the replacement will be the reply is just repeal it. It doesn't need replacement is the general idea that is put forward. In a discussion online the other day it was brought up that people would die if it is repealed without a replacement. The counter was, what difference does that make as long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers. That was the attitude that I have rather suspected and challenged for sometime, I wasn't in on this discussion just an online observer. For once someone owned up that was the true attitude about the Affordable Care Act. When I have said in the past that their attitude was really just let the poor, old and chronically ill die all vehemently denied that and said that I was just putting words in their mouths; finally one of them owned that was their attitude. I personally think that the only reason that they haven't owned it was it isn't politically correct. True, Christians would object and wouldn't support those who voted for the repeal if they couched it in that manner. That would be enough to get them unelected, might even get some recalled, especially in some of the so called Bible Belt which is now pretty dependably Republican. So why won't they propose a replacement? Maybe just have everyone on Medicare raise the payroll tax to cover it. At least be honest about it. I know that there were and will continue to be unintended consequences. Some insurance plans were discontinued and some did not meet requirements so everyone couldn't keep their old plan. When a replacement is proposed it will also have unintended consequences.

Jesse Nix

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