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6/19/2013 9:28:00 AM
Letter: Obamacare has more benefits than drawbacks


It's easy to criticize the Obama administration's efforts to lighten the financial burden of providing healthcare to those who heretofore could not afford it or thought they didn't need it. Especially for a Republican representative who realizes most of the general public is uninformed of the details of the Affordable Care Act, not to mention the situation that led to its creation.

But if Mr. Gosar is so sure that it is wrong, then what is right? Does he have an answer to this long-standing problem of no access to affordable healthcare for millions of Americans? Do people know that preventive healthcare will be free with the ACA? By free, I mean the insurance companies will not be allowed to charge a co-pay for it. This will keep the emergency rooms available for emergency care as it has not been for many, many years. It will also keep the cost of healthcare provided down as people, once they realize it won't cost them anything to get regular checkups, will stop using the emergency room for their healthcare, which is much more expensive.

The cost of healthcare will also go down in time because the healthier among us will be required to get insurance but will utilize it minimally. This is the upside to planning ahead, aka the ACA.

In the years ahead, when all of the bugs of the new system are worked out, Obama will be seen as the educated and brave politician that he is, and the nation will hopefully be grateful.

Eve Hurley, RN, BSN

Chino Valley

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Article comment by: Chino Newbie

Thank you Eve, for an informative, intelligent, thoughtful and level headed letter!

The insurance companies have gotten away with charging too much for years, and have tried to scare people into thinking that the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea.

You are also right in asking those who are vocal in their disagreement with the ACA to provide a better solution to a problem that is not going away!

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