To the Editor:
I find it amusing that conservatives run away from their own ideas. Sen. Gazelka is no exception. Republicans have been saying for the last three years that Obamacare is government run healthcare. Now people are finding out it’s not.
Lose your coverage? This is what insurance companies do. Welcome to privatized insurance.
In the Jan. 5 Record, he stated that Democrats totally own Obamacare. This is absolutely true.
It should be noted they purchased the package from Republicans.
Insurance broker Gazelka is all too aware of why people lose coverage. Insurance companies have been discriminating by only allowing healthy people in the pool for decades, therefore people have been paying artificially low premiums.
Higher deductibles has always been a conservative idea which fits into their ideology of being “self-reliant and not dependent on government.” They believe that with more skin in the game, people won’t order unnecessary tests if they have to pay for it.
It took me less than five minutes to look at plans on MNsure.
Stop whining, Senator, and start being part of the solution.
I did not agree with the Affordable Care Act. I wanted single payer healthcare.
Put any label you want on it, it’s fiscally responsible. — John Snell, Motley