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Garon and Obamacare

By From page A5 | December 18, 2013

EDITOR:

Wow, more comical drivel from Mr. Garon supporting that giant cluster Obamacare. I won’t bore you with a two-page letter like his because this won’t take long.

Trying to defend men buying maternity coverage he talks like this should be normal because of the doctrine of shared risk. The idea of men sharing the risk of becoming pregnant should be on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Shared risk is an insurance concept, but it refers to risks that a group shares. Anybody can get cancer so the risk is shared among everybody. Risk is shared by those for whom the risk exists.

Mr. Garon speaks of Fox News and the Mountain Democrat trying to sabotage Obamacare. I don’t think anybody could do a better job of sabotaging Obamacare than the people who wrote this albatross. Things like “pass it to find out what’s in it.” Statements like that should elicit nothing but laughter from those in possession of an IQ above room temperature.

The Federal Register from 2010 proves that the administration was well aware of the millions that would lose their individual coverage and the many more millions that would lose their employer coverage. Continuing to say different was an outright lie. And just wait till you get to the sticker shock. Even if you get subsidized premiums that the rest of us pay for you, you will find that the deductibles have skyrocketed. Often over 40 percent.

Affordable care? When you see how much more of it you will be paying for out of pocket before your insurance even comes into play you may debate that affordable part.

And that’s not all. If you take prescription medications you may find that the government’s approved list is much smaller than your current insurance. And if you need a drug not listed federally you will pay full price out of pocket for it. And that full price, which can easily reach thousands of dollars per year, does not count toward your deductible.

No, Mr. Garon, Obamacare’s biggest problems are not Fox News and the Mountain Democrat. Obamacare’s biggest problems are looking at it in the mirror.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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