Letter: No laughing matter
Re “Birch and Finch” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 2):
Outrageous – Monitor cartoonist Mike Marland making a joke out of New Hampshire residents losing their doctors. How insensitive, how uncaring. Equating the loss of one fictional character losing his doctor to that of thousands of real New Hampshire residents losing their doctors because of Obamacare is just ridiculous and just goes to show how extreme Marland and the Monitor will go to provide cover for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter.
Marland’s fantasyland ignores facts coming out of his own newspaper. The Monitor reported that 40 percent of all New Hampshire hospitals and their affiliated doctors will not participate in Anthem’s network of health care providers available for people who purchase insurance through the new Obamacare exchange, including Concord Hospital. That means a lot of real people will be losing their doctors and be forced to go miles out of their way to get health care.
AP reports that an estimated 20,000 New Hampshire residents will lose their health insurance because of Obamacare, which is no laughing matter. I wonder how Marland and the Monitor are going to spin the fraud that was perpetrated on the American people.
In speech after speech after speech we were told that if you like your doctor and your health care plan, you can keep them. Period! How many more people will lose their doctors and health plans when the employer mandate kicks in conveniently after the 2014 elections? If Marland is looking for a real joke, he can make fun of the tiny number of people who actually signed up for Obamacare versus the sticker shock of millions of people who are going to take a pass on Obamacare.