The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter: Obamacare is revolutionary revamping

  • No one can think of every contingency or unintended consequence of any law, let alone, the ACA (Obamacare).
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  • To the editor:
    No one can think of every contingency or unintended consequence of any law, let alone, the ACA (Obamacare). This bill is a revolutionary revamping of our country's medical care system. I feel, the ACA needs to mature into an environment for which there is no place because it is incongruous to our present system e.g. health insurance control.
    You wouldn't pump raw oil into your tank and expect to move! The oil needs to be refined from that crude to gasoline. As a matter of fact, refiners in the beginning threw away the gasoline fraction of oil because it was too volatile. It was not amenable to their kerosene system because internal combustion engines had not hit the market. Like Social Security was new to our system (anniversary, 14 Aug. 35) and was marked as the worse thing that could happen, as recounted in "FDR" by Jean Edward Smith on p352: "'Never in the history of the world,' said Representative John Taber of New York, 'has any measure been brought in here so insidiously designed as to prevent business recovery, to enslave workers, and to prevent any possibility of the employers providing work for the people.'" This comment, I feel, has proven to be a bit of a hyperbole.
    So, the ACA, may be that unrealized quantity in a bona fide law; seen untenable in our present health care system; a revolutionary innovative measure if given the chance to thrive.
    Already, insurance companies can not discriminate, preexisting conditions, drop without paying claim, have to refund premium portions in excess of 20 percent administrative costs, allow 26 year olds to reside on their family's insurance policy so they may go to school or just get started in life.
    This is just the beginning, and there are still hurdles to hop over. It has been vetted by the Supreme Court as constitutional.
    This is not rocket science, Oh! we wouldn't have gone to the moon without the gamble on our untried, innovative ideas.
    Oh! we wouldn't have the internet, cell phones, computers, the ability of 3D copying or human organ building. So, let's not stop before the miracle.
    Like you say, it can always be repealed, 40 times said.
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