12/6/2013 5:34:00 PM ACA takes us in the right direction
by Bill Moore Summerfield
It's truly unfortunate that some people prefer to call our President names like a bunch of school yard bullies, rather than engage in a mature discussion of facts. Those who are blinded by Obama hatred refuse to give him credit for anything! Regardless of one's political affiliation, that's a real shame for our country.
FACT - Insurance Companies have been canceling policies and denying coverage to individuals for years. Where was the outrage when people were dropped because of pre-existing conditions or they changed jobs? Many faced bankruptcy because they couldn't cover medical costs. Under the ACA, this will be a thing of the past.
FACT - Healthcare policies always cover some procedures we will never use. As a man, no I don't need pregnancy coverage, but women typically don't require coverage for prostate issues, which is included in most policies.
FACT - Millions of our fellow citizens, including hard-working middle class Americans, are getting access to quality healthcare for the first time rather than using the ER for routine care, which is a hidden tax on all of us.
Every major law that has ever been enacted has required later fixes, including Social Security and Medicare. Do we want to repeal those vital programs? Where are the bills submitted by Republicans to improve the law? I want to applaud Sen. Kay Hagan for being a voice for reason, working to find ways to fix healthcare rather than just using any opportunity to attack the President. The ACA may not be perfect, but it's an important step in the right direction. Call it "Obamacare" if you choose. At least Obama cares! I pray that more of us would too.