— Undoing health law
is not the answer
This week, the Supreme Court heard challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and will soon decide whether or not the health reform law is constitutional. As providers of health care and advocates for access to health care for children and youth in Indiana, we can tell you firsthand how much is at stake for Indiana’s children if this law is overturned.
The Affordable Care Act guarantees health insurance coverage to children with pre-existing conditions, young adults can remain on their parent’s plan until they turn 26 and offers a number of important preventative benefits for children with no cost-sharing for families. These benefits are just a small part of what the Affordable Care Act does for children and families across the country.
That’s not to say the law is perfect. We understand that there are parts of the Affordable Care Act that could be improved and strengthened over time, and some changes have already been made since it was passed two years ago. But undoing this law, piece by piece, in court is not the answer. Instead, we must continue to work together to improve the law as it is implemented.
The passage of health reform by Congress more than two years ago marked the beginning of a much-needed focus on children’s health.
We must build on this investment and put our children’s health first. Let’s preserve and strengthen the Affordable Care Act.
Drs. Dawn Hunt
and Sarah Stelzner,
David A. Roos,
Covering Kids and
Families of Indiana
Emotion clouds case
in killing of Trayvon
I was wondering how long it would take! I see on the March 28 opinion page you managed to find someone to fill your space that loyally toes the line of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the rest of the race-baiting ministers.
It’s way too late to stop and try to look at the facts that we have available to us. Emotions have long ago trumped reason in this matter of young Mr. Martin of Sanford, Fla.
While traveling through Indianapolis and eastern Indiana, I listened and marveled at how many callers to Greg Garrison’s WIBC-FM talk show would not listen to his incredible attempt to focus on the facts known in this case.
Now, it may be that when the truth is finally known in this case, Mr. Zimmerman was indeed wrong. I don’t have enough facts to make a judgment, as apparently many in our nation do.
I also took note that the picture you chose to use is one of smiling, fresh-faced Trayvon. It is amazing the power of the headline and the choice of pictures that resides in the hands of an editor!
Rick Glover Sr.