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Wed., March 5, 2014, 8:57 a.m.

Obamacare Converts

From a Facebook Friend: "Had a good friend, one of my conservative friends, tell me yesterday that because of the ACA (Obamacare) his insurance is now $400/month cheaper. thanks Obama."

I have a dear relative who's a Russ Limbaugh devotee and as anti-Obama as they come. He once passed along his Hillary Clinton "Nutcracker" action figure to me as an inside joke. So why am I telling you this? I recently heard that he had signed up for Obamacare. I was on the phone ASAP to find out if it was true. He fessed up right away. It was the only way he could get affordable health care. Same coverage as he had under a private plan. I asked him to hum a few bars of "Kumbaya" for me. He grunted in discomfort. Ere we hung up, I asked him if he's voting for Hillary in 2016 -- and reminded him that it takes a village to insure a family.

Question: Have you changed your mind about Obamacare?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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