Complaints about Obamacare

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I’ll start listening to people like Robert Reich when he publishes his income tax records detailing his charitable contributions in his personal effort to “bear some responsibility for maintaining the health of Americans who are less fortunate.” (See Nov. 29 commentary, “Three large truths about the ACA.”)

Or if he published a few books and opinion articles and directed the monetary proceeds to a cancer ward somewhere.

If you cite the example of “a vastly unequal society” and preach to us about the evils therein, I ask: What have you personally done to alleviate the problem?

I’m sorry, Mr. Reich. You lost me when you labeled Obamacare “a modest solution.”

— Jeff Murray, Weatherford

As state director of Concerned Women for America in Texas, I think it’s important that women hear how the president’s healthcare law will affect them.

Forbes magazine says that the average healthy Texas woman aged 27-40 will see premiums increase 27-28 percent.

One 26-year-old contacted me — a Texas mother with multiple sclerosis named Whitney Johnson. Her former insurance policy, which she called “a blessing from God,” was canceled because her plan doesn’t conform with the Affordable Care Act.

The termination letter directed her to Healthcare.gov. Whitney found that under Obamacare she will go from paying $325 to more than $1,000 per month for coverage.

This was supposed to help women like Whitney and the 30 million uninsured in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that even with Obamacare, 26-27 million Americans will remain uninsured.

— Michelle Smith, Concerned Women for America of Texas, Rockwall

On Tuesday, President Obama gave a speech about the Affordable Care Act with a group of people behind him. He claimed that each of them had successfully obtained healthcare coverage.

How much did it cost taxpayers to fly those people to the speech venue?

My son found a policy that will work for his family.

One catch is that he must pay $600 before Dec. 31 to purchase the policy. That’s $600 up front and a monthly premium beginning Jan. 1.

— Harold L. Smith, Arlington

Obamacare is like New Coke.

It was rolled out, the people got a taste, and they didn’t like it.

The only difference between Obamacare and New Coke is that the Coca-Cola executives got the message and pulled it from the shelves. No rebranding of Obamacare will make it taste any better.

— James Greer, Fort Worth

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