Letter: Obamacare is disastrous
I have received notice that my health plan will no longer exist as of Dec. 30. My cheapest replacement appears 40 percent more expensive. I must get my care in New Hampshire and cannot see about 40 percent of the physicians and hospitals in New Hampshire, including one I have relied on. If I develop the same type of cancer as my wife, I am denied the ability to be seen at the specialty clinics that saved my wife’s life.
My wife and I had a good health insurance policy at a reasonable rate. When Jeanne Shaheen was governor, the state mandated that insurance companies must insure all pre-existing conditions. Unable to absorb these high expenses, our health insurer, along with most of the rest, left the state. My wife developed cancer, and we ended up insured with New Hampshire’s insurer of last resort, the New Hampshire Health Plan. Not cheap and with a high deductible, but doable. My wife went to some of the best facilities in the world.
Thank goodness we have some clear-headed thinking in the U.S. Senate with Kelly Ayotte. I am grateful for Ayotte’s leadership in recognizing that our health care needs to be available for a realistic cost from those we wish to trust our health and lives to. Ayotte played a vital role in re-opening the government and it is time for her colleagues to follow her lead in fixing or repealing this disastrous Obamacare legislation.