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Obamacare will weigh on the middle class

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A letter from Kim Savage published Dec. 26 expresses the virtues of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). That writer is under the impression the government website's problems are resolved and the good things from the law will benefit everyone in the U.S. The facts are:

President Obama's often-repeated pre-election statement that "if you like your policy you can keep it (period)" has proved false. His statement that "your family insurance premium will be reduced by $2,500" has also proved false. Obama has given exemptions from this law to 1,400-plus employers, unions and institutions who complained that this law is financially injurious to their employees.

The law will greatly decrease the choice of doctors and hospitals for individuals and families. Insurance policies may offer lower premiums but will require policy holders to pay more of their medical costs because of enormous increases in deductibles.

Obamacare is not designed to reduce health care costs but is a wealth redistribution scheme to provide free and subsidized health care to millions at the expense of the middle class. The end game is to create a permanent group of citizens who are beholden to Democratic candidates who will permanently control a liberal agenda and its out-of control spending.

The Affordable Care Act will require a huge financial bailout by taxpayers and must be repealed. It must be replaced with a reformed health care law that is passed by a Congress through bipartisan agreement so it can be supported by the majority of citizens.

Raymond W. Jagert

Buffalo Grove

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