WEATHER »

Repeal the Act


It is of interest, as to the proponents of the Affordable Health Care Act, respecting the act’s exclaimed benefits, apparently they have read the act’s 2,200 pages and 25,000-plus pages of regulations. Does the act really increase affordability? Does it increase accessibility? Does it increase quality of care? Are you going to keep your doctors? Can you continue on a current course of medical treatment? Are you going to keep the health plan and the coverage you bargained for and want? Will you have choice of hospital and medical facilities?

Seven million have lost their individual coverage, 1.2 million of them Californians. (So far a national 14:1 ratio of lost to gain.) In the coming months, an estimated 150-plus million will lose their existing coverage, respecting small business and employers of over 50 employees. People are being forced, under penalty of charges, to obtain health insurance with benefits that they do not want or need, with increased copays, substantially increased premiums, and substantially increased deductibles.

The act is nothing but a redistribution wealth scheme, designed to make 90 percent of our citizens, who already have health coverage, pay for 10 percent who do not have coverage for one reason or another. Will the 7 million needed young people sign up? The act is designed to force our citizens into a Single Payer Socialized Health Care System, which the vast majority of our citizens do not want. Repeal the act. Look at the counterproposals.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys.

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.