Letter: Obamacare is a success
The Affordable Care Act is working in New Hampshire.
Despite the political ads on WMUR or the negative letters to the editors, thousands and thousands of New Hampshire citizens are better off now.
For example, the Part A Trust Fund of Medicare is fully funded until 2026 instead of 2016. Seniors in the “doughnut hole” have been saving money on prescriptions since 2010. Medicare is better off, and seniors should be cheering.
If you are a young adult and presently being insured under your parents’ policy because of the ACA, you are better off. Obamacare is giving you a chance to adjust to the work world.
If you have been sick and no longer have to worry about pre-existing conditions, you are better off now.
If you are among the working poor who are eligible for insurance in New Hampshire under Medicaid, you are better off now. You have a chance at early detection and all the other benefits of good health care.
I take the opportunity to talk to relatives and friends about health care. The answer that I am getting most often is that we have better coverage at a lower price because of Obamacare. Some of them are really surprised.
We need to thank Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter for sticking their political necks out for us. They need to know that we are thankful.