Letters to the Editor

March 21, 2014

Hardships of healthcare law

The Associated Press article (“Insurance A Hard Sell To Texans In Poverty,” Tuesday) is a fine illustration of the hardships of obtaining mandated Obamacare.

The Associated Press article (“Insurance A Hard Sell To Texans In Poverty,” Tuesday) is a fine illustration of the hardships of obtaining mandated Obamacare.

Even if the premium were $50, the deductible would be astronomical.

So the indigent are on the last rung of the ladder. The cost of insurance is the primary reason many turn to JPS, since it’s supported by taxpayers.

With this arbitrary mandate to get coverage or face an IRS fine, so be it. It’s certainly cost-saving compared to the cost of insurance.

Prisoners in county and other state institutions are being signed up per the state government, and the majority are going to claim indigent status. So who pays their premiums? The taxpayers!

But the rest of us are discriminated against; get insurance or else the wrath of the IRS is upon us. Kind of like the Last Train From Gun Hill scenario!

— Sharon Ream, Fort Worth

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