Dennis J Nasrawi: Hoping for Obamacare ‘facts’

11/04/2013 7:27 PM

11/04/2013 7:29 PM

Did The Bee print an article with negative opinions about Obamacare (“Wacky laws get alluring names,” Victor Davis Hanson column, Oct. 24)? A rare occurrence for the Bee! The articles states, “The law turns out neither to protect patients from pay hikes nor to make health care affordable. Taxes to pay for the bill increased.”

Additionally, people who currently buy health care policies that they are happy with are being forced to change to new plans (Bee “Many forced to switch policies”). Contrary to the latter article, total cost of health care is going up; higher premiums, deductibles, total out-of-pocket expenses and taxes, with changes in benefits, like which doctors and medical facilities are covered, and prescription formularies.

To date, The Bee has printed only opinions from both sides on Obamacare; when does the paper plan to print facts? When does it plan on printing what the cost will be for average families and individuals who do not qualify for subsidies? Or, does The Bee plan on waiting until full implementation to discuss the burden being placed on middle-class Americas. Is the paper planning to do the same thing with Obamacare that it did with government pensions – complain after the fact versus doing an actual cost analysis before implementation?

DENNIS J. NASRAWI

Modesto

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