Mr. Kelly and Mr. Greenberg:
Please do not include this Carmel resident as one you “suspect” shares your disappointment with the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Your recent “From the Backshop” was so inflammatory that it forced me to write when normally I just shake my head at the Current’s lack of political balance. While you say you have “sour feelings” that the Act was upheld, I am ecstatic that (to name just a few):
- Millions of children with pre-existing health conditions will no longer be denied health care coverage.
- Those with chronic illnesses will no longer have their insurance canceled after they reach their lifetime cap.
- Critical preventive health care services, such as wellness check ups and mammograms, are now covered with no co-pay or deductible.
- Insurance companies, with CEOs paid in the millions, will have to justify rate hikes and must spend 80 percent of customers’ premiums on care.
And while the Republicans in Congress wage on about repealing Obamacare, ask any of them to give up their health coverage that’s paid for by the American taxpayers. I’m sure the silence would be deafening.