Regarding Healthy are sick of Obamacare (Oct.9, Letters): Do you carry auto insurance? Lets assume that you own a car. In order to register it, you must prove that you carry liability insurance. Thats the law.
Lets also assume that you are a safe driver, with no infractions or claims on your record. Do you write a letter to the editor railing against the requirement that you purchase auto insurance? After all, the insurance company from which you purchase your auto insurance will depend on [safe drivers] enrolling in order to support lower costs for the general population. That is how insurance works.
Yet I dont see angry letters to the editor or an entire country held hostage in protest of the requirement to carry auto insurance. The only difference is that auto insurance has not been tagged with the name Obama, thus turning it into a target for a noisy minority who quote contrived statistics from right-wing propaganda machines in a desperate attempt to prevent Obamacare from succeeding.
LUELLA E. COLE