Congressman Rob Woodall’s opinion (“A better way than Obamacare,” Feb. 19, 8A) only tells part of the story.
First, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the same as Obamacare. The majority of people in the U.S. now favor the ACA. Second, before the ACA, about one out of six people were without health insurance. Today about nine our out of 10 are insured because of the ACA. Third, it is misleading for Rep. Woodall to point out two examples in which the ACA did not benefit families when there are countless examples to the contrary.
Many individuals have told their story how they would have died of a disease or illness without the ACA. Yes the ACA has flaws and some families cannot afford the premiums and/or deductibles. For the past eight years, Republicans in Congress refused to offer any positive solutions to these flaws, but instead voted 60 times to repeal the ACA.
Fourth, Rep. Woodall fails to tell you his alternatives to the ACA all have serious problems such as eliminating the provision for pre-existing conditions, the lifetime medical cost cap, and permitting children to remain on their parents’ policy until age 26. He says these options may lower premiums for health insurance polices, but they will offer much less protection against the medical costs of major illnesses and accidents.
Please convene a town hall meeting Rep. Woodall, and let families tell their stories why the ACA should not be repealed.
Torin Togut, Lawrenceville