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posted: 4/14/2014 5:01 AM

Ask these questions of Obamacare opponents

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The president recently announced the final numbers for enrollment in the insurance plans that came as the result of the Affordable Care Act -- 7,1 million enrollees. This does not include those under age 26 who now have coverage on their parents' health care plan, the people who have enrolled under their individual states' new health care plans or the people who now have coverage under Medicaid.

The state of Kentucky, which voted solidly for Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, enrolled 386,000 people who are now covered in the state's insurance exchange plan. In doing this Kentucky cut its number of uninsured by 40 percent.

Now we hear that the opponents of Obamacare think that they can win the 2014 congressional races by continuing to rant that "we will repeal Obamacare." Ask them the following questions:

• What is going to happen to all those people who have a "pre-existing condition?

• What will happen to all those people under 26 who are on Mom or Dad's policy?

• What will happen when policy limits are reinstated?

• What will happen to people who cannot afford their health insurance?

The silence will be deafening.

Jack Halpin

Arlington Heights

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