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posted: 1/13/2014 5:00 AM

Take a look at third alternative to ACA

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A recent letter writer tells us, "I don't understand the joy some of your readers are expressing because the Affordable Care Act got off to a rocky start." If there was "joy" expressed, I missed it. Please elaborate with specific and accurate quotes.

You mean it has actually started? As in, "moving forward?" All I've seen so far is the train wreck that Sen. Max Baucus spoke of. Unless I heard wrong, far more people have been kicked off of their current insurance plans because of ACA's rules (that seem to have been written to do just that) than have made a successful transition to the ACA. Many kids with cancer, some adults with cancer, all kicked off of the coverage they had and liked, and told that the ACA would limit them to in-network coverage only, which more often than not seems to prevent them from continuing with their chosen doctors and hospitals, and costs more.

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So tell me again, who is expressing joy over all of this? Quote them.

The letter ended with this: "To those who don't like Obamacare, I say, come up with a better plan." We're not told how he defines "better," however.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is advocating another plan. Matter of fact, he's been doing it for some time now: this is the third consecutive Congress in which this MD has been promoting it.

Read that again: The third. But is it "better"?

I'll admit I'm not very familiar with it (that's about to change), but it would have to be horrible indeed in order to be even equal to the ACA, and it wouldn't take much to be vastly superior to it. Let's look into it and see for ourselves.

John Babush

Big Rock

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