Gazelka no stranger to discrimination

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


  • Josh

    Blame the insurance companies! Wow how much justifying are you going to do for Obama! The insurance companies were forced to drop them because of ObamaCare so yes Democrats do own the lie (but they never will, they will continue to pass on the blame). This Obamacare was never meant to help people, it was simply meant to have more government control. It shows how much you want to throw our freedom of choice by wanting a single payer system. It is sad to think that this country has gotten this far into the gutter because people are wanting to be sheep rather than citizens, they would rather be fed by the governments tit than be responsible for themselves. It is really disheartening to read comments such as yours in a so called free country.

    • Jody Scott Olson

      If people can wear away the prime years of their lives, working 40 hours a week, only to remain living below a poverty line that hasn’t been calibrate since the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson…something is enormously wrong and someone should explain what the function of government should be, if not FOR THE PEOPLE by the people?

      I think its time we take the tits of government out of the mouths of the financial sector, healthcare sector and every other over bloated corporate welfare glutton in the country… because common people will never be fed by shoving bigger tits in the mouths of the rich.

      Poverty is the invention of civilization.