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(In response to Michael Costello’s letter, “Editorial was a ‘bunch of bull,’” regarding the Oct. 11 editorial, “It’s time to end the government shutdown.”)
Mr. Costello should stop watching the entertainment channel known as Fox News if he wants to get some information that is not misrepresented or a total lie! Remember, Fox News cannot be broadcast in Canada because they would not agree to tell the truth because, in their own words, they are an “entertainment channel.”
Mr. Costello equates Obamacare to Marxism, which on its face is laughable as it’s actually an idea from that bastion of Marxism, the Republican party! Most Progressives would have chosen to implement a single-payer system similar to Medicare, which runs, generally, VERY efficiently. He also states that 30 million people will not be covered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which may be true but it’s because some states have refused to set up exchanges! He also is bringing up the disproven “death panel” issue AGAIN! He apparently doesn’t realize there are already “death panels” operating within every health insurance company when they deny care over a certain dollar figure, which will be reduced under the ACA!
He states there are ways to provide health care to the millions that need it, but offers no specifics other than “a lot of ways to do it that don’t result in the attacks on liberty, freedom and choice” — all I can say is what a huge bunch of HOOEY! The states that are implementing it are seeing MUCH more choice! Plus if he’s really so afraid of it, just don’t join and pay the minor tax penalty or don’t! There is no provision for you to be arrested if you do not pay the penalty. So much for the tyranny these knuckle draggers keep spouting off about!
He also quotes Dr. Ben Carson (another Fox talking head) who said the ACA was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” which is so ridiculous that the Miami Herald’s Leonard Pitts said “it trivializes one of the great sins of the last millennium, urinates on the unmarked graves of ancestors for a cheap rhetorical stunt. As such, the statement is beneath contempt.”
I suppose we can just go back to the uninsured being cared for at emergency rooms all across the nation where they must be legally treated and have you and everyone else pay more for health insurance and hospital fees as poor people just have no ability to pay the exorbitant bills. Maybe you’d like us to go back to the days of debtor prisons.
Stevor Compton, Redmond