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Letter: Priced out of the market

To the Editor:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) called Obamacare is anything but. Sold to the American people on a lie, it was ill conceived, incompetently implemented and the costs are escalating exponentially. The average premium for an individual has skyrocketed 99 percent since 2013 and the average premium for a family has gone up even more, 140 percent during the same time span. It will soon be that the only people who can afford Obamacare are those who have it paid for by the government (that’s us). People who could afford to buy their own insurance before Obamacare are being priced out of the market.

In addition to saddling the country with an additional $10 trillion of national debt, the Democrats designed and drove down the throats of the people a complete monstrosity. 

The shrills writing in these columns make a big deal out of who they say will benefit from a new health care plan touching all their hot buttons against the Republicans but have said nothing about the fact that the Democrats took $700 billion out of Medicare to help fund their monstrosity. They threw the seniors in this country under the bus, saying things like when a person turns 75, they ought to just die anyway. It has already started where seniors are being denied life-extending or enhancing care because the money was taken out of Medicare, but it will get worse. You will start to hear that grandmom won’t get this treatment or grandpop won’t get that, all because the Democrats raided the Medicare fund.

Rod Beary

Oswego

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