The government wants to make sure that all Americans have access to health care, and they say that affordability is part of their plan. I wonder why, since 2009, my personal health insurance has cut my coverage, my prescriptions, and raised my premiums, if affordability is an actually goal of the Obama administration?
My family has made sacrifice after sacrifice to make ends meet on a single income in the lower middle-class range. It is me the president says he wants to help, but it is me and my husband and kids he is hurting. I just received a letter from my private insurance company (because insurance through my husband's job is even more expensive) telling me it will no longer cover prescription drugs, generic or name brand, and the only plan that will cover maternity care is the most expensive. One plan will cover drugs and one plan covers me if we have more children.
Where is the affordability? Where are the choices? If Washington already tried the health care mandate and it failed, where are all those people shouting? I didn't vote for Obama the first time and I'm certainly not voting for him the second.
-- Christal Killman, Kennewick