Letter: ACA limits choices

November 13, 2013 

Letter: ACA limits choices

Let's talk about crappy health insurance. Let's say you are a 54-year-old single woman with no dependents. In most cases, your need for maternity coverage is, well. past the expiration date. You are healthy and have substantial savings because of good money management. Now, suppose you lose your job and along with it your health insurance. One way to keep expenses down while looking for a new job is to find a policy with a lower premium and because you have managed your money well, you can afford to pay the high deductible. A "crappy" health insurance policy may just be the perfect solution right now.

I know, I know. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we no longer need to face such a problem. We can continue to have a better policy through subsidized medicine from the government (taxpayer) and be forever grateful to our supreme leaders (and the reigning political party) for their generous largess, which provides us with services we know how to provide for ourselves.

Am I the only one who sees how insulting this is? How so very contrary to American values this is? More than anything, I am deeply, deeply saddened.

CHERYL SMYTH, Pasco

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