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Forum: What don’t they like?

Updated: November 26, 2013 6:41AM



Folks on the political right keep screaming that they want to stop Obamacare but often are silent on what aspects of Obamacare that they want to kill. No annual limits on health care? Can’t be dropped when sick? Can’t be denied due to pre-existing conditions?

Strong focus on preventive care? Improvement in women’s health services? Better care and protection for seniors? Rebates if insurer underpaid for care? Children can stay on parent’s plan until age 26?

Most Americans having health care insurance? Reforms to cut wasteful spending in the health care industry?

Maybe this Affordable Care Act, one modeled after earlier Republican health care proposals, is so despised simply because it’s commonly called Obamacare. That some Republican legislators were willing to shut down the government in an effort to repeal the law before it is fully implemented is deplorable and unprecedented.

Like any transformational legislation, Social Security and Medicare for example, Obamacare is not perfect and needs to be improved over time. No need to throw out the baby with the bath water.

Dennis Gorecki

Orland Park



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