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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Obamacare ridiculous

I must take issue with Steve Barber’s April 11 letter. Obamacare is unpopular because the more people learn about it, the more they dislike it. It’s the most ill-conceived piece of legislation ever created. So much so that President Obama felt he needed to unilaterally exempt components of the law critical to its success out of political expedience.

Think about that: The president lied to the public to get passage of the bill, and then refuses to enforce the law he swore an oath to defend and protect. What did the attorney general do about this? That’s right, nothing.

This law has created job losses, reduced worker hours, increased premiums and out-of-pocket costs and physicians are retiring early, just to name a few consequences. We’ve only scratched the surface because the full effects and costs of the burdensome regulations and new taxes haven’t even begun to hit us yet, and he asks, “Why the hate for Obamacare?”

Our health care system needed reforms, but government intrusion always has unintended consequences. We did not need to turn our entire health care system on its ear for 90 percent of Americans to benefit 10 percent. Sorry, that’s just ridiculous.

Dave Tegge

Newman Lake

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