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posted: 10/3/2013 4:40 AM

Fanatics' voices soon will be forgotten

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Fanatics' voices soon will be forgotten

As distressing as the blaring headlines of the GOP inspired government shutdown over their failure to stop Obamacare are, the inspiring story I will always remember about Oct. 1, 2013, is this:

Beginning, Oct. 1, 2013, individuals and employees of small businesses, pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, will be able to access health insurance coverage through a private health insurance market -- the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Just like their dead elder, Tea Party versions of 1935 and 1965, who trumpeted doom and gloom about the advent of Social Security and Medicare, the fanatics grabbing the headlines today will soon be forgotten, relegated to the scrapheap of history as America continues its slow evolution to becoming a more just, fair and humane society.

Walt Zlotow

Glen Ellyn

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