Letters to the Editor

We need the Affordable Care Act

Well, the likes of Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner will try to repeal The Affordable Care Act, scheduled for July 11 vote. Our own congressional golden child Tim Scott sent an email exhorting the up coming vote.

So what this means is that these three men do not think persons with pre-existing conditions should be allowed health insurance. It also means women should be allowed to be charged 50-75 percent higher health insurance premiums by virtue of being a female.

The model for the Affordable Care Act was the law put into effect in 2006 by Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts. This state bill has enabled 98 percent of all Massachusetts citizens to have health insurance. Since 2006, individual premiums have been reduced by 50 percent. Also, the Affordable Care Act eliminates the ceiling of $1 million for what health insurance companies will pay for the insured.

In my humble opinion the Affordable Care Act should remain intact. Has anyone read anything the House speaker or Senate minority leader or congressman Tim Scott would put in place of the Affordable Care Act? The answer is a resounding NO.

The writer lives in North Myrtle Beach.

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