No one claims the Affordable Care Act is perfect; certainly the roll-out has been problematic.
With the insurance industry, the American Medical Association, medical device manufacturers, corporations and Republicans spending millions to keep health care in the Dark Ages, it’s no wonder the ACA is encountering difficulties.
But if we say no to health care reform, we are saying yes, it's OK for insurance company CEOs to earn millions each year while they increase our costs and deny us care.
We are saying yes, it’s OK that junk insurance plans are sold, even when these plans cover very little, have high deductibles, and can be canceled when we get sick.
We are saying yes, it’s OK that families go bankrupt when someone gets seriously ill; 60 percent of bankruptcies today are due to medical bills families can’t pay.
Are we the Christian country we claim to be?
- Mary Certa, Crown Point