Letter: Obamacare could have been so much better
State Rep. Phillip Straight was pictured on the front page of the Aug. 2 Monitor holding a sign which read “Obamacare Makes me Sick!!” It should make him sick!
The Affordable Care Act could have been so much better, i.e. allowing Medicare to use its buying power for prescription drugs, making them as inexpensive as VA prescriptions. Instead, the GOP has chosen to vote to repeal Obamacare, in U.S. House, 40 times now! They have had four years to participate in reforming a broken health care system. They tout “repeal and replace.” With what? Even God doesn’t know.
New Hampshire Republicans are so proud we have refused to set up an exchange, while it is reported those states which started implementation early will receive great cost savings. California health insurance rates are expected to go down 30 percent while New York’s may go down a massive 50 percent. In the same article, advocate Zandra Rice-Hawkins said, “We had funding available to the state to do outreach and education. . . .Citizens could learn . . . make real choices. . . . Now we’re hearing a lot of rhetoric instead.”
Are Republicans afraid Granite Staters might find a competitive exchange appealing? Regardless, Granite Staters will be paying for emergency room visits to treat the flu. And those good health care jobs? They’ll be going to California, New York, etc.