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Friday, March 15, 2013
In several letters opposing Obamacare, the main objection seems to be the impact on employment, i.e., the reduction of full-time employees to part-time status. That undoubtedly will be the excuse some employers will use to cut hours they intend to cut anyway.
But who dares oppose a program that assures health care for everyone? Insurance companies, politicians on the take and those duped by the other two.
The real question is why Obamacare in the first place? For too long, people have been burdened with unaffordable premiums (a working mother of two earning $30,000 cannot afford $600 monthly premiums), obscene CEO salaries (as much as $20 million-plus, counting bonuses) and overcharges ($220 for a $22 arm sling). Health care has taken a backseat to profit; the industry has brought it on itself.
Who's going to pay for Obamacare? The people paying for it now: you. There are two differences: Health care will be there for all when they need it, and there will be governmental oversight. That's the crux of the resistance at the executive level in the industry.
Obamacare is here to stay. Embrace it. The time has come to truly care for the well-being of others.
RODNEY A. FRANKLIN
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