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October 8, 2013

Oct. 8, 2013: Letters to the editor

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The House acted honorably and constitutionally to save this nation. It was the Senate that picked up its toys and went home. The Senate bears responsibility for holding this nation hostage.

This is tyrannical behavior, and it is our right and duty as Americans to resist it. Obamacare will take over control of our lives.

Reid’s rant to foist his will on us reveals the thirst for control. We are to be a nation of law, not one ruled by the whims of a handful of people.

Leelia Cornell

Greentown

Fear change or lack empathy? Suck it up

Health care is a privilege and not a right in third world countries and dictatorships. In fact, most of those countries do not consider a person’s right to food or life.

Many here say those countries are void of Christianity and morals, while pushing the same agenda in America. “Health care is a privilege, not a right.” They follow the talking heads (sponsored by the health insurance companies) like sheep.

With the exception of the United States, most industrialized nations see health care as a right. They are not willing to just sit by and watch their citizens die for lack of health care. Other civilized nations wonder why Americans stand for a second-class health care delivery system, allowing their fellow citizens to suffer so the health insurance companies can maximize profits.

We call ourselves Christians while demanding the health insurance companies be allowed to continue to dictate who receives health care and who doesn’t. Death panels exist today in health insurance companies, and they need to end. Now.

The Affordable Care Act takes control of our health care away from insurance companies and puts it back where it belongs, in the hands of the American people. No more denial of health care because of pre-existing conditions. No more lifetime caps on coverage. No more ending your coverage because you have an illness the insurance companies decided not to cover. No more raising insurance premiums whenever they choose. No more fixing prices. No more using premium dollars that should be spent on health care on extravagant bonuses and lifestyles.

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