Repeal of Obamacare ‘would be immoral’

Published 1:34 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017

Editor:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is a regulatory law to help protect us from the corporate insurance ticks. For example, no longer can health insurance companies consider acne a pre-existing condition that allows them to refuse paying for cancer treatment (Remember that 60 Minutes show?). So, why do people talk about being “on Obamacare”? It’s not a policy.

Only people on Medicare or in the Veterans’ system are not under the supervision of these oversight regulations. 

I think it is a step in the right direction.

A part of Obamacare is government help with monthly premiums for people too rich to be on Medicaid but too poor to afford the monthly premiums. To insure that this cost wouldn’t hurt us by adding to our national debt, this part of the law is paid for with about 15 different, specific taxes on things, like medical equipment companies. The main tax is on families earning about $250,000 or more. This is why the Republicans in D.C. salivate over repealing Obamacare. It would be a huge tax break for the wealthy, and Republicans could truthfully say they cut taxes (just not for whom).

This would help the rich and hurt the rest of us. Because of this, repeal would be immoral and un-American, in my opinion.

Sandy Bruton

Cumberland